It may seem like a while away but the autumn's coming like a jail on wheels, to paraphrase a Clash song, and you'll be surprised how quickly summer disappears, so its no harm in pencilling in the Dromineer Literary Festival, held at the end of September. I've always liked the look of this poetry competition (there's a short story competition too) even though I've never had any success therein.
Last year of course Connie Roberts scooped the award with Michael Farry featuring prominently among the commendeds.
The 2011 Festival Programme is currently being finalised, but we are delighted to announce that acclaimed writers Jennifer Johnston (above), Dermot Healy and Vincent McDonnell have confirmed that they will be taking part in this year's festival.
Other highlights will include a performance by The Poetry Divas (yahoooooo!!!!) and by The Nenagh Players, and a screening of a short film, written, directed and produced by students on the Media Arts Degree course at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier St.
Eighth Annual Dromineer Literary Festival
Thursday September 29 ~ Sunday October 2 2011
Poetry and Short Story Competitions 2011
Poetry Competition: Poet, novelist and playwright Dermot Healy will judge the poetry competition.
Short Story Competition: Novelist and Short Story Writer Vincent McDonnell will judge the short story competition.
Closing date for receipt of entries is August 19 2011
Entry Form & Rules can be obtained from our website www.dromineerliteraryfestival.ie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org