June is in Bloom, and with this time of year blossoms the traditional extra focus on literature and writing with two Irish greats, Yeats day on his birthday June 13th and James Joyce Bloomsday on June 16th.
During this time isolated we know many of you have tried your hand at some creative writing. Many of you have been following the classes each week with Creative coach and published poet Anne Tannam.
As we celebrate literature and creativity this month, we are calling on all budding authors, poets and creative writers of all ages to enter our new competition now while Holding It Together Apart .
We are delighted to partner with the James Joyce Centre, the local Sandymount annual Yeats Day Celebration, Books on the Green in Sandymount, Literature lovers Senator David Norris and Anne Doyle and our Creative Writing coach Anne Tannam in our celebrations.
For our creative writing competition, we are seeking poems and short stories or any short piece of creative writing to enter our competition.
Each week our judges will shortlist the entries and the winners will be chosen with a €50 One4All Voucher and Books on the Green, Sandymount voucher up for grabs.
Selected winning entries will be narrated on a recording on our social media by some Irish celebrities working with us.
We shall award the winning categories each Tuesday starting on June 23rd and these will be posted on all our social media pages and on our website.
The categories are as follows:
New and budding writers that have been published
First time writers that haven’t been published.
Please send your entry on a word document with a short description of yourself to email@example.com
Looking forward to reading all your creative writing.
We are delighted to celebrate this month with new recordings especially for HIT|A by some of our celebrity partners reading their favourite literature.
In the video below, Anne Doyle narrates a poem by Patrick Kavanagh 'Lines On A Seat On The Grand Canal, Dublin.'
NEW SERVICE FROM DUBLIN CITY LIBRARIES
Dublin City Libraries are operating a 'Call and Collect' service as part of the phased re-opening of libraries from Monday 8 June. The first phase is being piloted in 6 branches as follows: Cabra, Coolock and Raheny on the north side, and Dolphin’s Barn, Rathmines and Walkinstown on the south. I
On Saturday June 13th, we are pleased to celebrate Yeats day joining Yeat’s expert and biographer Anthony Jordan as in 2020 this annual event is celebrated virtually.