SiarScéal Festival 2017 News Flash

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SiarScéal Festival 2017 – News Flash

Posted 21 Apr 2017, 18:55

SiarScéal Festival 2017, which includes the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards ceremony, will take place over Friday and Saturday, 20-21 October at Roscommon County Library HQ from 10am to 4.30pm, including a break for lunch.

Presentations will be followed by readings and an open mike session, giving opportunities to participants who would like to showcase their work in a public setting. This will take place on the Saturday. There will a special presentation for winners in the student categories on Friday, 20 October.

Hanna Greally International Literary Awards 2017

Competition Theme

Beneath Western Skies


    • Overall Prize winner will receive a publishing package from The Manuscript Publisher, valued at €2000

    • A cash prize of €700 will be awarded to recipient of 1st Prize

    • Trophy prizes will be awarded to Highly Commended entries in the various categories (poetry, prose/short stories)

Beneath Western Skies anthology will be published from this year's school entries.

Competition Rules of Entry

Poetry not more than 100 lines and short story/prose not to extend beyond 2000 words. Entries submitted must be typed and titled, accompanied by entrant's name written on a separate page. The judges' decision is final.

Competition Entry Fee

€10 for up to three entries. Entries may include poetry and/or prose.

Competition entries (together with entry fees) must be received on or before 1 September 10 October, 2017. They can be submitted online or sent to:

Mary Butler, a/County Librarian, Roscommon County Council Library Services, Abbey Street, Roscommon

Cheques, postal orders should be made payable to 'SiarScéal Festival Group'. Payments by credit/debit card may be made via PayPal – see Competitions page for details.

Further information, including details on how to enter are available from our Competitions page.