In August Longford County Arts Office announced two interesting creative competitions: to create a title for the up-coming collection of creative writing and the design of a book cover inspired by the title.
The idea was to engage as many Longford artists in a collaborative process as possible. According to County Arts Officer Fergus Kennedy ”the judges of the title competition and of the book cover design competition where bowled over by the number and quality of submissions”
The creative writing is the work of writers who participated in a poetry mentoring programme facilitated by the internationally recognised Granard poet and dramatist Noel Monahan and in a prose mentoring programme facilitated by Longford town’s up-and coming writer Alan McMonagle.
The winning entry for the title of the collection was Ring Around the Moon which was suggested by the poet Breda Sullivan member of Granard Writers Group. The winner of the cover design was Longford photographer Shelley Corcoran.
Prizes for both winners will be presented at the launch of Circle Around the Moon on Thursday 2nd October at 8.00pm in The Canal Studio Backstage admission free.