The pleasure of your company is required at the fifth annual Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition Awards Recital in Parliament Buildings Stormont
on the eve of National Poetry Day, Wednesday 5 October 2016, at 7.30pm
Light refreshments: tea, coffee and shortbread
Dress Code: Smart
RSVP by Thursday 29 September at 12 noon
*You will receive an email after this date requesting further registration information
Please note: places are limited
FUNERAL SERVICES NORTHERN IRELAND FIFTH ANNUAL POETRY COMPETITION
Open to anyone over 16 who has an interest in poetry and resides in Northern Ireland, the premise of this year’s competition is ‘Messages', linking to the theme chosen for National Poetry Day.
Beverley Brown, General Manager, Funeral Services Northern Ireland, said: “The competition has enabled us to meet so many wonderful people with a passion for poetry and to listen to them recite their work is truly touching. As caring is at the heart of Funeral Services Northern Ireland, our national poetry competition allows us to give a voice to people who want to honour those they care about in a positive outlet and express their grief during what can be a very difficult time.”
National Poetry Day was founded by William Sieghart in 1994 and has engaged millions since. Anyone in need of inspiration ahead of putting pen to paper or finger to the keyboard can take inspiration from what ‘Messages’ mean to them.
Recitals will be held in Funeral Services Northern Ireland homes across Northern Ireland during summer 2016 and the closing date for entry is midnight on 11 September.
An awards recital to celebrate the creativity of those entering the competition will be held at Parliament Buildings Stormont, on National Poetry Day, Wednesday 5 October. An overall cash prize of £800 will be presented to the finalists and winner of the Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition. Full details of how to enter, together with the terms and conditions, can be found at www.fsni-nationalpoetrycomp.co.uk