Saturday September 26, 2009 Noon - 9 p.m. at Festival Park in downtown Wake Forest!

Come join us for great Irish entertainment featuring:

My 3 Kilts

The Ghosts of Erin

Wake County Pipes & Drums

The Belfast Boys

The Irish Wolfehounds

 Inis Cairde School of Dance

And much more!

 The GJCAE's 1st Annual IrishFest will be a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of the Irish!

Co-sponsored by Tir Na Nog Irish Pub

Festival Park is located at 525 S. White Street Wake Forest, NC 27587

 
1st WAKE FOREST IRISHFEST WRITING COMPETITIONS
On September 26th, 2009, the first annual Wake Forest IrishFest will be held at Festival Park, Wake Forest, NC. To help celebrate Wake Forest’s national and international reputation for fostering the Arts, we are offering two writing competitions – a short story contest and a poetry contest. These competitions are in proud and loving memory of two young men who exhibited a passion for writing and for life. We are proud, in their honor, to add the following events to the inaugural Wake Forest IrishFest: The Andrew Britton Short Story Competition & The Graham Johnson Poetry Competition.
 
 
The Rules
  • No entry form is needed. Entry is by post, or by email if required.  
  • You can make as many different entries as you like, in either or both competitions. $15 per story; $10 per poem.
  • There is no restriction on theme or style, and all are welcome.
  • Entries should be submitted on standard A4 paper, double spaced type, and with no name showing on script. 
  • Maximum 2,000 words for the short stories; maximum 50 lines for the poems.
  • The winning stories and poems must not have been published previously.
  • The judges' verdict is final.
  • No correspondence will be entered into once work has been submitted.
  • Stories or poems cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered.
  • Both competitions are open to writers of any nationality writing in English.
 
 
 
 
THE ANDREW BRITTON SHORT STORY COMPETITION
The Short Story Competition is in honor of Andrew Britton. Andrew was extremely proud of his Irish heritage. Please visit his website: AndrewBrittonBooks.com
1st Prize includes $500 Cash, plus dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, and a conference with Linda Cashdan from The Word Process. Linda provides excellent editorial guidance for writers - Andrew found her advice invaluable throughout his writing career. The winning story will also be published on AndrewBrittonBooks.com.
2nd Prize includes $200 cash, plus $100 in bookstore gift vouchers, and a dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

3rd Prize includes $100 in bookstore gift vouchers, and a $50 gift card to the Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

Entry Fee is $15 per story. Entries should be sent to: Annie Nice, 1417-B, Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Make sure you include your email address and contact information, plus check or money order for $15, made payable to: The Andrew Britton Foundation. 
ALL entries must be received before 9/1/09.
Winners will be announced at The Festival on September 26th at 5pm. (All winners will also receive copies of Andrew Britton’s books.)
The judges include Adrian Rice, Belfast poet & founder of Abbey Press, Ireland, and Professor Gary Crites, literature expert from Duke University, Chapel Hill.
 
 
 
 
THE GRAHAM JOHNSON POETRY COMPETITION
The Poetry Competition is in honor of Graham Patrick Johnson. 
1st Prize includes $250 Cash, dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, and a conference with Belfast poet, Adrian Rice.
 
2nd Prize includes $100 cash, and a dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

3rd Prize includes $50 in bookstore gift vouchers, and a $50 gift card to the Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

Entry Fee is $10 per poem. Entries should be sent to: Annie Nice, 1417-B, Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Make sure you include your email address and contact information on a separate page, plus check or money order for $10, made payable to: The Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment (GJCAE). 
ALL entries must be received before 9/1/09.
 
Winners will be announced at The IrishFest on September 26th at 5pm. at Festival Park (All winners will also receive signed copies of Adrian Rice’s books.)
The judges include Adrian Rice, Belfast poet & founder of Abbey Press, Ireland, and Professor Gary Crites, literature expert from Duke University, Chapel Hill.
 
 
 

 

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