Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Yes you, stop looking behind yourself. I'm talking to you.
Yes I know you don't call yourself a poet, not out loud anyway, but I know you're a poet.
How do I know this, you say?
Because you're reading this, and you can write, and if you can write, you can put words down on paper in a certain way, and if you can do that then you can write what you feel - therefore achieving MAXIMUM POIGNANCY!
You don't have to be poignant all the time, but the way you're head is hanging there as you stare into your weetabix I get the feeling you could be good at it.
Take it from me - you're a poet. Everybody is. It's like that saying. You're like a stopped clock, and even a stopped clock writes poetry some of the time.
Anyway, look at this. It's fucking deadly.
It's a Poetry Competition. But it's different.
You use your voice.
That's right. That thing that you're not using now. Your voice. Component numero uno in all good poetry, written or not.
Read the info below, record your file, save it as an MP3 and send the file to the Lillian's email below.
MP3!? You say, EM PEE fokking TREE? How do I do that? I'm a luddite! It's complicated, wa wa waaah!
It's easy. Go join soundcloud. If you don't know about Soundcloud shame on you. It's like facebook, but it's voicebook. If you have a smartphone you can record anywhere, anytime. Then hit download when you're done and SHAZAM. MP3.
I look forward to hearing your creations. Here's the deets. When you're done reading, finish your weetabix.
HEART IN MOUTH
A groundbreaking poetry competition and project brought to you by Fingal County Libraries and poets, Dave Lordan and Colm Keegan will launch at Blanchardstown Library 1st March at 8 pm
The Heart-in-Mouth audio competition will be Ireland’s first ever poetry prize for original audio poetry.
Entrants will record their best and most heart-felt work and send it as an MP3 file to Colm and Dave.
Entries will be judged based on the strength of the reading as well as the content of the work.
The winner will receive an IPOD and, along with the two runners up, will be invited to partake in the Heart-in-Mouth performance poetry showcase along with special guests on Sat May 17th.
Other dates for your diary:
April 6th and 16th Want advice on your writing?
Dave and Colm will offer two free editorial advice clinics in Blanchardstown Library.
Note: Places are limited so early booking is advised.
Closing date for “Heart in Mouth” Poetry competition
Winners showcase event. The showcase event will also include free talks and workshops by Dave and Colm on the theme of Getting Creative. Again, early booking is advised.
RSVP for launch, Entries for comp, and all other enquiries: email@example.com tel.8905536
Posted by Colm Keegan at 1:53 AM