This year we are celebrating the first festival to honour the blind poetess, Frances Browne. A Poet from the same hometown as MD of Lottie Dolls, Ian Harkin.
After discovering Frances Browne a number of year ago from reading a leaflet in my local post office I was intrigued to know more about her. She was known as the ‘Blind Poetess of Ulster’ after loosing her sight at 18 months old from smallpox, she went on to compose her first poem at 7 years of age. Born in 1816 her most famous work was “Granny’s Wonderful Chair” an imaginary collective of fairy stories, which was first published in 1856 and remains in publication to this day. Frances overcame so many challenges. Read more about her life here
This year we want to hold a competition in her memory.
There will be two competitions available to enter.
With a prize in each category worth $/£/€150 voucher on lottie.com. The winning entries will also be inserted into a future doll inspired by Frances Browne!
Best of luck! Competition Ends October 29th, with the winner announced on the same day. T&C’s Apply.
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