Poetry Competition 2017

Solidarity Poetry Competition Awards Night 2017

Friday 9 June – 7.30 – Crescent Arts Centre

This year, Belfast charity Tools for Solidarity, have launched an exciting new poetry competition. With entries being received from all over the world, judges Deirdre Cartmill and Maria McManus have selected the winner, which shall be announced at this award ceremony. Comedian and writer Tim McGarry will host the evening, which will include refreshments. If poetry and solidarity give you a thrill….this night is for you.

Click here for the full programme of the Belfast Book Festival

The Judges:

Deirdre Cartmill is a poet, writer and writing mentor based in Belfast. Her latest poetry collection The Return of the Buffalo was published by Lagan Press in 2013. Her debut collection Midnight Solo was published in 2004.


Maria McManus is a poet and playwright. Maria’s poetry collections are We are Bone (Lagan Press 2013), The Cello Suites (Lagan Press 2009) – recorded with an original score composed and played by the cellist Tom Hughes, and Reading the Dog (Lagan Press 2006.)

This event is supported by the Crescent Arts Centre