Write a Poem: the Neil Gunn Competition
Yesterday evening, another librarian told me about this Scottish competition. But you'll have to be quick - the closing date is this Friday!
It's the Neil Gunn Writing Competition. Details here.
From the competition website:-
"The theme for both the adult prose and adult poetry sections is ‘The Tenderness of Stone’. [...] Writers worldwide are invited to interpret this theme in any way they wish – the entries do not have to be set in Scotland or during the time when Neil Gunn himself was writing. Please see the entry rules for full details about the competition.*Whittaker Library patrons will recall Jackie Kay's memorable visit to the Library last year, when she gave readings from her books.
This biennial competition is organised by High Life Highland and The Neil Gunn Trust, who gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of this year’s competition by Dingwall & Seaforth Ward 9, The Highland Council; Rhoda Michael, and David Lynch of The Greenhouse (www.thegreenhousedingwall.co.uk)[...]. We are delighted that the lead judge for this, the 13th competition is Scottish author Jackie Kay."*