Prize-winning poet Kate Ennals will judge the entries in the 2022 Allingham Poetry Competition. The Competition is open through 16 September 2022. Guidelines and entry forms are posted online at www.allinghamfestival.com/fiction-poetry-competitions

Kate Ennals is the author of three collections of poetry: At The Edge, Threads and Elsewhere. Winner of the Westport Arts Festival Poetry Competition in 2017, Kate’s work has been published in literary and on-line journals including Crannog, The International Lakeview Journal, Boyne Berries and many more. A well-known leader of poetry and writing workshops, she organises At The Edge – Cavan, a series of literary readings funded by the Cavan Arts Office.

Before earning an MA in Writing at NUI Galway in 2012, Kate worked in UK local government and the Irish community sector. She is currently a Board Member of PEN na h’Eireann / PEN Ireland. She has lived in Ireland for nearly 30 years. Her blog can be found at kateennals.com.

The Awards Ceremony for the winning entries in the Allingham Poetry and Flash Fiction competitions will be webcast during the 2022 Allingham Festival, Nov 2-6. Based in Ballyshannon, the Festival will also host BIRD ON THE WIRE, a haunting performance of the music of Leonard Cohen featuring Pauline Scanlon and The Whileaways, plus other events from the worlds of literature, music, the arts and public affairs.

See www.allinghamfestival.com for the full schedule and programme details.

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