I realise it’s been a while since I hosted a Sonnet Sunday as I have been very busy with dVerse, publishing a book, trying to finish my novel, etc. What better time to revive this poetry party than Halloween? Last year’s EIF Halloween Poetry Challenge was a spooky success, and I’m hoping to recapture some of the fun, without the competitive element.
With this in mind, I am giving plenty of notice that I will be hosting a Halloween Sonnet Sunday event on October 31st. Channel your inner Shakespeare with a dash of Edgar Allan Poe, and do your best to haunt me with your poetry!
How to take part
- Write a sonnet on the theme of Halloween.
- Email your sonnet to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on this blog.
- Post the sonnet on your blog on 31 October and link back to this post.
- Check the comment section of this post on Halloween day and be sure to read some of the sonnets written by fellow participants.
Please note, this is not a competition, it is simply a halloween poetry festival which I hope you can take part in. If you’re on Twitter follow #SonnetSunday for further updates…
It sounds fun, Ingrid!
I hope it will be! 👻
Looking forward to this fun festival!
Thanks Jay, hope you can join in!
You’re welcome, Ingrid. If the muse comes around I’ll be sure to join in!
That’s great! Just if you feel inspired 🙂
wow a spooky party, rare here as halloween has only recently started down under! Count me in 🙂
That’s great, Kate, looking forward to it 👻
not something I usually even think about so it will be most challenging 🙂
Thanks Kate, I love this! Are you happy for me to use it on my blog on the 31st?
absolutely if you think it worthy Ingrid, as I said halloween is a fairly new concept for me 🙂
Definitely: you did great!
thanks so much, much appreciated 🙂
You’ve done a lot and you should be proud of yourself. I am very excited about the novel. When do we get to read it?
Well I am hoping to have it ready for Beta reading by the New Year: so far I’m on schedule but I’ll keep you posted! ❤️
WOW! this is really exciting. Can’t wait!
Thank you Gabriela: me too 👻
Awesome! I love the idea of channeling Shakespeare and Poe. 💓 In the meantime, I will channel happy and fruitful novel-writing vibes to you!
Thank you Michele! I send the same to you for your writing project ❤️
You are most welcome and thank you! 💗
This sounds awesome! And very impressed with your organizational skills with the novel and the festival!! 🙏💗🎉
I’m just insane! Thank you 🤣
Ahahaha well it looks good on you 🙏😌😂
Oooh! Sounds spookily exciting! We don’t celebrate Halloween, so may have to borrow ideas from the books I read as a child. 😄
Anything that sparks your imagination Punam! 🎃
🎃🎃🎃🎃 (getting into the mood😅)
Glad to hear it 😊👻
Sounds like fun, Ingrid! 🙂
I hope it will be! Thank you Cheryl ❤️
Thank you so much for the shout-out, Selma: your post warmed my heart! ❤️
A little late but here it is! https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2021/10/31/looking-at-the-dark-side-of-halloween/