Waterways Storymaking Festival – open for applications – closing Feb 2022

The fifth annual Waterways Storymaking Festival is getting underway, and the goal, as always, is to reach out to anyone with a story to tell. This year’s Festival will run until June 2022.

Workshops with specialist facilitators are happening online and in community venues from November to January to support and develop skills and to spark inspiration. The organisation is launching an open call for submissions in three categories, poetry, short stories and photographs, with entries accepted from the beginning of December to the beginning of February. Entries will be shortlisted, and the chosen work will be professionally performed and broadcast at the Festival Awards Event next May.

TWC welcomes submissions from all ages and all abilities. Stories and poems can be a reminiscence, reflection, or pure invention on the theme of waterways. Photographs can also tell a story about our waterways that enriches our lives. Whatever the category, exercise your innate creativity and reconnect to the unique beauty of our environment.

Anyone who wants to get involved can find out more on the website www.thewaterwayscommunity.org/waterways-storymaking-festival/about-the-festival/

Or like and follow TWC through the Festival Facebook page where you can see last year’s shortlist and announcements on when and how to enter your poem, story or photo www.facebook.com/waterwaysstorymakingfestival

  • TWC has a limited number of online or face to face sessions available for community groups and anyone interested should email: maire@thewaterwayscommunity.org
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