Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet - Issue 20



Kilkenny County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce their call out for submissions for the publication of the twentieth issue of the very popular KILKENNY POETRY BROADSHEET. The aim of the publication is to give Kilkenny writers, born or based in Kilkenny City and County, a platform for their work. We are thrilled to have Colm Keegan as this year's editor. Last year 50 writers answered the call out for submissions, sending in 95 poems for consideration. Thirteen poems, by ten poets, were selected by Editor Jean O' Brien for publication and a further five poems were shortlisted.

Following publication, the Broadsheet is available free throughout the city and county via the library branches and other venues.

Closing date for receipt of submissions is no later than 4pm on Friday 27th March 2020.

To download the application form, click on the link below:

Broadsheet Issue 20 Application Form.docx (size 87.4 KB)

Colm Keegan is a writer and poet from Dublin, Ireland. He has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, for both poetry and fiction and won the All Ireland Poetry Slam in 2010. His first book "Don't Go There" was released to critical acclaim in 2012. His latest collection "Randomer" is out now and available from Salmon poetry.
In 2014 he was awarded a residency in the LexIcon, Ireland's largest public library. He has developed numerous creative writing projects for schools and colleges across the country. He is a creative writing teacher and co-founder of the Inklinks Project, a writing initiative for young writers.
He was a co-founder and board member of Lingo, Ireland's first Spoken Word festival.
In 2011, he co-wrote "Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About" - which toured Ireland and sold out in Bristol, London and Paris. His short play "The Process" was staged in the Abbey Theatre as part of 24 Hour Plays 2017. His debut full-length play "For Saoirse" was staged in Axis Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe 2018, and was nominated for the Fishamble New Writing award.
Colm Keegan Broadsheet 2020 Editor

In advance of the March 27th deadline for submissions, Broadsheet 20 Editor Colm Kegan will run a workshop in Kilkenny on 7th March. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the editor and gain a perspective on the editorial process. They will also get feedback on their work, generate new writing, learn approaches to revision and increase their knowledge of poetic techniques. For those hoping to submit work to the Broadsheet or just looking to deepen their poetry skills in general, this is a unique and exciting opportunity for writers to work with an established poet and skilled teacher. Places are limited. Fee €15. The fee is subsidised to make the opportunity as accessible as possible. Bookings for the Poetry Workshop: contact Arts Office 056/7794547 or email

Booking details for Poetry Workshop
: Saturday 7th March at Butler House, 16 Patrick Street, KIlkenny

Duration: 2 ½ hours Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Bookings through Kilkenny County Council Arts Office
Email: or phone 056-7794547.

Deadline for bookings: Friday 28th February 2020.

Cost: €15 payable by Wednesday 4th March at 3.00pm to secure your place. See below for payment details.

Payment details: when you have made your booking, payment must be made through the Motor Tax Office, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, tel. 056-779 4229.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.10am through lunch to 3.30pm. Card payments can be made over the phone or payment can also be made by cash.

When making payment please quote your name and Poetry Workshop e.g. John Smith/Poetry Workshop. A receipt will be issued to you which you are required to bring to the workshop for our records. We ask that you kindly adhere to this payment procedure. It is not possible for payments to be made in any other manner. Please note that your inclusion in the workshop will only be possible on production of your receipt at the workshop. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.




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