POET CLAIRE ASKEW WINS THE GERARD ROCHFORD POETRY PRIZE 2021

NEW POETRY PRIZE IN MEMORY OF DISTINGUISHED ABERDEEN POET TO LAUNCH ON WORLD POETRY DAY A new international poetry competition, in memory of distinguished Aberdeen poet Gerard Rochford, is being launched on World Poetry Day on 21 March 2021. The Gerard Rochford Poetry Prize 2021 – organised by the Mist and Mountain Creative Residency in collaboration with Gerard Rochford’s Literary Executors – invites writers to submit an original poem on the theme of ‘Family’. The overall winner – selected by Dr Wayne Price, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen – will receive £150 and a large,…

2021 Residency Session Dates

The application for the 2021 is open 2021 Session dates: The current Residency dates are: Friday, July 23rd – Friday, July 30thth ( One Week Residency) Friday, July 23rd – Monday, July 26th ( Three Days Residency) The application deadline is on the 20th of May 2021. Applicants will be notified whether they’ve been accepted or not by the 30th of May 2021.  Due to Covid-19, we have been strictly following the government guidelines to make our residency safe. APPLY HERE