Fingal Libraries Poetry Day Competition

Deadline: 31 Mar 2018

Cuireadh Oscailte / Open Invitation

Éist agus Beir Iontas!
Listen and Surprise!

 A Bi-lingual Digital Celebration of Poetry Day Ireland in Fingal

As the theme for this year’s Poetry Day is Poetry Surprises, Fingal Libraries are asking you to find the "surprises" in a selection of Irish poems and to "surprise" them with your response. There’s something in their poem choices for everyone. All ages, all attitudes. They’d like you to pick one of the poems and respond to it with something creative of your own in any medium. For example, you might like to write an opinion piece on Eavan Boland’s poem, or submit a photograph; a short story may springboard off Bernard O’Donoghue’s “Gerund.”

If you're under 12, you might like to draw a robot for Patrick Chapman’s poem; or write a new poem after reading Yeats’s “The Cat and the Moon.” Surprise us! Surprise yourself!

The Deadline for entries is 31st March 2018 and there will be a prize (One-for-all voucher) in each age category for the most surprising contribution. Winners will receive their prize at a public reception at 7 pm on Poetry Day, 26th April, and there will be a performance and presentation on poetry appreciation by poet, Máighréad Medbh, who conceived this project.

All creative contributions will go live on the Fingal Libraries Tumblr page on 26th April and will be displayed on a screen in the Atrium, Fingal County Hall, Swords, for the duration of the day.

For details see's-on/poetryday/