Beyond Boundaries, Festival 2018, Call For Poems
Festival 2018, the cultural and arts programme that will run as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, is supporting a call for poems responding to ‘Beyond Boundaries’. These could be inspired by the idea of overcoming obstacles and striving towards a goal, or by the concept of uniting in our differences and celebrating our diversity.
Poems do not need to have a sporting theme.
Poems may be submitted in any language, but must be accompanied by an English or Scots translation.
Poets of all ages are encouraged to submit.
How to Submit
Poems may be submitted in written form (Word or PDF files), audio recording (mp3 or WAV), or video (YouTube or Vimeo link, WMV, MOV, MP4 file).
Length should be up to 30 lines, or 90 seconds of audio or video.
Submission of any poem gives permission for Festival 2018 to publish, broadcast, perform, or otherwise make the work available.
Please email poems to Paul.Docherty2@glasgow.gov.uk with the title ‘BEYOND BOUNDARIES’ and include your name and contact details.
Deadline: midnight, Saturday 30 June 2018.
Jim Carruth, Glasgow’s Poet Laureate, will assist Festival 2018 in selecting the poems which best reflect the theme. Eighteen poems will be chosen and will be published in a free ebook and audiobook. A selection of these will be broadcast on community radio and some will be performed or read at Festival 2018 events during August.
There will be a payment of £50 for each poem selected.
- I Remember It Well Symposium, Paisley
- The Scottish Witchfinder by Jacqueline Smith
- John Maclean, Hero of Red Clydeside by Henry Bell
- Hollie McNish OranMor
- Three Kinds of Kissing by Helen Lamb Book Launch
- After He Died Book Launch, Michael J Malone
- Stuart Paterson, Write on Cue!
- An Evening with Nawal Slemiah, Project Cafe Glasgow
- Bloody Scotland, 2018
- STAGE Multimedia Exhibition
- Stuart Cosgrove, ‘Harlem 69’ Book Launch
- Richard Holloway, Creative Conversatons
- Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel
- All The Time We Thought We Had, Gordon Darroch Waterstones
- Cheeky Besoms Speakeasy and Open Mic Night Glasgow
- She’s En Scene Women’s Film Screening and Discussion, Glasgow
- With Their Best Clothes On, New Writing Scotland Launch
- The Big Chair – Autumn Voices – Robin Lloyd-Jones
- An Evening with Charles McGarry, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street
- Public Lecture of the Publishing Scotland’s International Fellows Glasgow – review by Mary Irvine