The real Lismore Cup

Catherine Stewart is Lismores Queen of Poetry. She has won three Lismore Poetry Cups since 1998. Now she has gracefully retired from competing, but not performing, giving other poets a chance at the money and glory.

The annual Lismore Poetry Cup will be contested next Wednesday, October 18, at the Live Poets show at the Rous Hotel in Lismore. Over the past 12 years the Cup has been won by some of the regions top performing poets Christine Strelan, Michael Johnson, Jane Treasure, Lyn Lockrey and three-time winner and current Cup holder Catherine Stewart.

The contest is a poetry grand slam with each contestant having a maximum of one original two-minute poem. First prize is $150 from Noahs Arc Bookshop, plus the Cup together with a $100 Peoples Choice prize from the Live Poets.

Entries will be taken on the night prior to the competition, and for any enquiries phone David on 6688 6485.

The rhymes start at 8.30pm and $6/4 gets you in.

Freebie: The Echo has a double pass to the Cup to give away to some lucky reader. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.45 & 11am next Monday, October 16, and tell us what an alliteration is. So seemingly simple.

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