Isle of Man Poetry Society, in conjunction with ManxLitfest, which this year runs from 24th to 29th September, has launched the 2019 Douglas Poetry Trail. Entries are invited for inclusion in the Trail, which will take the form of:
10 Poems printed on posters and displayed at Venues around Douglas Town Centre from 18th September to 16th October. A Trail Guide will be available from Douglas Library and in the ManxLitfest Brochure.
The 10 winners will keep their poster featuring their poem once ManxLitfest is over, and the winning poems will be published in the Society’s magazine. There is a “Celebration of Poetry” at St Georges Church on Sep 14th from 7pm.
“There is no theme,” said Bethany, “We welcome poems that entertain, inspire, or provoke a response. The poems must be suitable for public display and be an asset to ManxLitfest and literature in the Island.”
There is no limit to the number of Poems, but don’t exceed 32 lines on A4
Photo: Jan Macartney (left)(Manager of HBN Library) receiving entry forms and Box from Bethany de Legh-Runciman (right)(Chairman of the IOM Poetry Society and Poetry Trail)
Entry Forms can be found here.
Guidelines can be found here.
To submit an entry, Poets need to send in their Poem(s):
- or post the Poem(s) to the Society’s address below with the entry form and fee.
Each entry must have a completed Entry Form with Poem(s) and fee
Closing date: Monday 1st July 2019
Further info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Society’s address: 10 Derwent Drive, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 2DG