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Strokestown Poetry competitions 2020

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Article by Kate Dempsey © 25 November 2019.
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The Strokestown International Poetry Prize 2020, the Duais de hÍde 2020 and the Percy French Prize for Witty Verse 2020 deadlines are on December 6th 2019.

The shortlists will be announced in early February 2020, and the winners will be announced in Strokestown at the 22nd Festival, April 30th – May 4th 2020.  Please click on the name of the prize for further details.

The Roscommon Poetry Prize and the Schools’ Poetry Competitions will open in January 2020.


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KATE DEMPSEY runs writing.ie's Poetic License blog and is our poetry guru. She is a writer and a blogger living in Maynooth. She writes fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and is widely published in Ireland and abroad, in magazines, anthologies and on the radio. She fits this around her family and a full time job, writing on the sofa, on the train and in that little coffeeshop on the corner.

Poetry can be a solitary activity and she appreciates the support she received from the online community, particularly when starting out. She is excited about continuing the dialogue with her blog here.