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Allingham Poetry & Flash Fiction Competitions Deadline Extended

If you’ve procaffinated* so often that you missed the 26 Sept deadline for the Allingham Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions, all is not lost — the deadline has been extended to midnight GMT on 3 Oct. See https://www.allinghamfestival.com/fiction-poetry-competitions for details. … Continue reading

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Writers Seeking Amusement Take Note

Edna Ferber, author of Giant and Show Boat, said, “Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, … Continue reading

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When we speak of refugees…

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  — Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick

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“…there was so much joy playing with language that I couldn’t consider living without it.”

Stanley Kunitz said, “I used to sit in that green Morris chair and open the heavy dictionary on my lap, and find a new word every day. It was a big word, a word like eleemosynary or phantasmagoria — some … Continue reading

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2019 Allingham Competitions Open – Poetry and Flash Fiction

The 2019 ALLINGHAM POETRY AND FLASH FICTION COMPETITIONS are now open. Deadline: 26 September 2019 Details: €300 prizes for winners in Poetry and Flash Fiction competitions. €5 entry fee. Prizes awarded at 2019 Allingham Festival Literary Lunch on Saturday, 8 … Continue reading

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If you ever doubt the power of writing…

Rolihlahla “Nelson” Mandela said: “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

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Lughnasa Workshop to Start at 10:00 on Sun 11 Aug

Monica Corish’s Lughnasa Creative Writing Workshop at the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton will start at 10:00 am on Sunday, 11 August. Weather permitting, the day will include a field trip to nearby sites of special significance to the theme of Landscape … Continue reading

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