|15th Aug 11|
Philip Levine named as US Poet Laureate
Philip Levine has been named the 18th US Poet Laureate.
Speaking at the announcement Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, said:
|5th Aug 11|
The Beara Writing Experience Near the Festival of Lughnasa
|5-7 August 2011|
Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat
Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland. The next writing workshop retreat from The Beara Writing Experience will take place around the festival of Lughnasa, which marked the year’s turning.
Looking backwards, Lughnasa was a presentation of the first fruits; looking forward, it marked the earth’s slow decline to winter. Beginning and experienced writers alike will find new perspectives and inspiration by being fostered and encouraged in the beauty and tranquility of the Beara Peninsula. For booking, and rates, contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|26th Jul 11|
Sebastian Barry | Man Booker Prize Longlist
The 2011 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced with Sebastian Barry's On Canaan's Side included in the running.
|20th Jul 11|
2011 Cardiff International Poetry Competition Winners
The winners of the 2011 Cardiff International Poetry Competition were announced last week with first prize being awarded to Malcolm Watson with Mario Petrucci taking second prize and Richard Halperin winning third place.
Five equal runners-up in the competition were: Nina Boyd, Rishi Dastidar, Mary O'Donnell, Lesley Saunders and Karen McCarthy Woolf.
|12th Jul 11|
Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann and Schools Across Borders 2011
Poetry Ireland Éigse Éireann and Schools Across Borders Creative Writing Project
Schools Across Borders is an organisation that aims to empower young people to form and express their own opinions freely.
Now in its third consecutive year, SAB and PI piloted this new programme over the 2008/2009 school year, and we hope to begin another Creative Writing Project programme with this year’s students from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Palestine and Israel. Already looking forward to seeing the outcome of their creative efforts in 2011/2012!