Thursday, 5 November 2009

Prizes for poetry in Flintshire

Selected poems from Flintshire Library and Information Service’s Poetry Power competition will tour the county’s libraries over the coming months, starting at Mold Library and Museum.

The prize giving ceremony for this year’s poetry writing competition took place at Mold Library and Museum on Thursday, 29 October. From over 140 entries twenty English and five Welsh poems had been selected. The poems were chosen by poets Joy Winkler and Eirug Salisbury, who also gave readings of their own work.

The shortlisted and winning poets read their work and were presented with certificates, with
the top six poems earning their authors a cash prize.

Councillor Nigel Steele-Mortimer, Flintshire County Council Executive Member for Education and Youth presented the prizes.

The winners were:


1st The Scattering Helen Hill
2nd Llangollen to Carrog Dee Rivaz
3rd John Barlycorn Stuart Taylor


1af Gofal Eluned Edwards
2il Eryri Nia Môn
3ydd Tapestri Cymreig Jane Jones Owen


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