Poetry Prize-giving Event
Free Event – Poetry Prize-giving and Blue Yonder acoustic roots band at Nottingham Contemporary – Friday 2nd March 2012
The Alan Sillitoe Committee announce winners of the Alan Sillitoe Open Poetry Competition at the Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross on Friday 2nd March 2012. The winners will be announced on the night; their poems will be featured on the website shortly afterwards.
The competition closed to entries on 10th January, with submissions flooding in right till the last minute. The final total was a staggering 468 entries from as far afield as Singapore and France, with the majority of poems coming from every corner of the U.K.
The standard was exceedingly high, with adjudicator Ruth Fainlight facing a difficult task in selecting the winners and runners up. The Committee would very much like to thank all those who supported the competition, which raised over £850 for the Alan Sillitoe Memorial Fund.
Ruth Fainlight will be present at the prize-giving event, supported by Cathy Grindrod, former Derbyshire Poet Laureate, and Jeremy Duffield, Chair of Nottingham Poetry Society.
The event features acoustic roots band ‘Blue Yonder’.
Admission is free and there is a bar available. We’ll see you there!