March 23rd, 2019 at 5:45 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays
When: Mondays from 9.30pm (+ poetry-films from 8.30pm)

Where: The Long Valley, Winthrop St, Cork. [here’s a map]

What: Poetry Challenge, Films, Guest Poets & Open-Mic

Original poetry, storytelling and unplugged ceol

    Ó Bhéal – a poem by Anamaría Crowe Serrano

Guest / Open-Mic mp3s: What happened on Monday?

Wordshops: Creative Writing at Ó Bhéal and Beyond …

Interviews: with Ó Bhéal guests by Jennifer Matthews

Five Words Vol XII: Submit 5W poems penned at Ó Bhéal

Five Words Poetry Competition**** 7th Five Words Poetry Competition Ópens 16th April 2019 ****

Competition History and Guidelines >>>

Guest Poet Line-up for April and May 2019
Events are posted every two months. Click names for biographical details

Faye Boland – 1st April
Terry McDonagh – 8th April
7th Anniversary Event with Five Words Vol XII   and   Mary Anne Smith – 15th April
Majella Kelly – 22nd April
Tania Hershman – 29th April
Joe Neal – 6th May
in association with Foras na Gaeilge     Áine Durkin – 13th May
  Derek Sellen – 20th May
Philip Metres and Dave Lucas – 27th May

Entrance is free. Full bar available.

The night begins with a selection of poetry-films, screened between 8.30-9.30pm. The Five Words poetry challenge starts at 9.30pm. Guest poets begin around 10.00pm, for between 30-45 minutes, after which follows the usual open-mic session. Be sure to come early to get good seats!

601 Responses to “Poetry Readings & Open-Mic Nights”

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    pc Said: @1:34 pm 

    Open-mic night – 8th April 2019

    Thanks to Mayo maestro Terry McDonagh for coming down to show us how it’s done on Monday, with a fantastic reading from his recent books. You can listen to Terry’s reading in full right here.

    Thanks to Philip Spillane for his superb handling of the evening and open-mic, and to all who read, Fergus Costello, Grant March, Daw Harding, Sandra Beasley, Sue Blue, Nelly Azzopardi, Cédric Bikond, Patricia Walsh, Charles Clarke, Sam, Ciara, Elaine, Stanley Notte, Rab Urquhart and Julie Goo.

    Nuka Gbafah won this week’s Five Word Challenge. Brilliant work Nuka!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.

    04/13/19; 1:34 pm

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