In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17th ,the Wilde Rover in downtown Kirkland has put out a call for entries for their 1stAnnual Limerick Writing Competition. All entries will be displayed in the windows of the Rover on Central Ave. during the week of St. Paddy’s Day, (provided the entry is “family friendly”) and 3 winners will be chosen late Wednesday, March 16th . Those lucky writers will receive FREE admission and “head of the line” passes for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at the Wilde Rover on March 17th, and they will also be honored by a reading of their Limerick by the band at some point during the night!
For those needing some helpful hints on how to write a limerick, here are simple guidelines:
A limerick is a humorous poem of 5 lines. On lines 1, 2 and 5, the last words of each line should rhyme. Lines 2 and 3 are generally shorter, and the last word of each line should rhyme there as well, but differently than lines 1,2 and 5. Here is an example:
There once was a bar named Wilde Rover, Where many o’ friends cometh over. They eat and they drink, sit talk dance and think, and at the end of the night they’re not sober!
Entries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be submitted in person. Deadline is Wednesday, March 16th at noon.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations feature the Kennedy Brothers at 3:00 PM, the Whiskey Gaels at 6:00, Big Luv at 8:00 PM and the Bridgeport Saints from 9:00 PM to close. The Wilde Rover is located at 111 Central Way, Kirkland 98033.