Thursday, 21 November 2019 /
Published in Jobs
“Poetry – any art – has a psychic function, fulfilling a need in the individual artist, so that it would be produced even if there was no immediate audience.”
Thomas Kinsella, Poetry Ireland Review, Winter 2002/2003
In this Opportunities newsletter, we bring you the usual mix of calls for submissions and competitions taking place around the country and further afield. We’ve also a selection of writers’ groups which help provide a supportive environment for budding writers.
Also in this issue is news – hot off the press – that the Bright Ideas call out for Poetry Day Ireland 2020 is now open for submissions.
And make sure to save the date – Thursday 30 April 2020 – we’d love for you to get involved in Poetry Day Ireland next year.
Bright Ideas call out for Poetry Day Ireland 2020 is now open
Poetry Day Ireland will take place on Thursday 30 April 2020 with the theme ‘There will be time’. The countdown is on! We want to hear poems that move you anti-clockwise, poems that alarm you, poems that make you tick and chime. More than 150 poetry-related events and initiatives take place on Poetry Day Ireland each year, and we’re planning on the day being even bigger in 2020.
We are offering a total of €2,000 to help fund four creative, innovative and inspiring ideas for Poetry Day Ireland 2020 through a public submissions call out. Programming proposals for this funding must be submitted by Sunday 15 December 2019. Four separate grants of €500 each are available.
The Dublin Writers’ Forum
The Dublin Writers’ Forum meets every Thursday at 7.30pm in Third Space, Smithfield, except during school holidays. The DWF operates on a drop-in basis. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome.