Mairtín Crawford Award: Preparing Poetry For Submission

Date Saturday 29 January 2022
Time 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Mairtín Crawford Award: Preparing Poetry For Submission


Online via Zoom

With the Mairtín Crawford Award submission window closing on 2 May, head of the judging panel and Award co-founder, Moyra Donaldson will lead an afternoon workshop for poets seeking advice, guidance and practical approaches to assembling and presenting poetry for submission.

Moyra will be joined in conversation with Annemarie Ní Churreáin who we are delighted to welcome as a Guest Judge for the 2022 Award.

Moyra and Annemarie will speak broadly about their own experiences of Awards – as writers and judges; the specificities of the Mairtín Crawford Award and practical approaches. Expect a warm and lively conversation!

Moyra and Annemarie will happily take questions that must be submitted in advance. To submit a question please email by 12pm on Wednesday 26th January. Please include in the email that the question is for the Poetry Workshop. 

Can't make the 29th? We shall be running a second workshop on Saturday 2nd April so do join us then.

This event is free to attend and registration is essential. 


Moyra Donaldson is a poet and creative writing facilitator from Northern Ireland. She has published nine collections of poetry, including a limited-edition publication of artwork and poems, Blood Horses, in collaboration with artist Paddy Lennon.  Her last collection, Carnivorous, was published by Doire Press, 2019 and her new collection, Bone Houseis forthcoming, also from Doire Press in Spring 2021. In 2019, she received a Major Individual Artist award from Arts Council NI. And her new collection, Bone House was published by Doire Press in Spring 2021.

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from Northwest Donegal. Her books include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). Annemarie is a recipient of The Next Generation Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. She has been Writer-In-Residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, Jack Kerouac House in Florida, and Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. In 2022, Annemarie is a Guest Editor of both The Cormorant Issue 7 and The Stony Thursday Book Issue 44. Visit

Age Range16+ years
VenueThis event is online via Zoom

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