April 12th, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays

    Monthly Poetry Events: Guest Poets Listed Below

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

    When: 2nd Monday of each Month @ 8.00pm (Streamed from 8.30pm)

    Where: Long Valley, Winthrop St, Cork.
             *** as of October 2021 events are hybrid, both in-person and online ***

    Guest Poet & Open-Mic mp3s: Monday Event Reviews

    Wordshops: Creative Writing at Ó Bhéal and Beyond …

    Guest Interviews:by Jennifer Matthews

    Five Words Anthology: Submit Five Word event poems
              *** (not for the competition) ***

    Ó Bhéal – a poem by Anamaría Crowe Serrano


Five Words Poetry Competition*** ópen *** 9th Five Words Poetry Competition *** ópen ***

For this week’s five words and guidelines >>>>>>
 


Guest Poet Line-up for October and November 2021
Events are posted every 2 months. Click names for biographical details

**HYBRID EVENTS**

Neil McCarthy & Dean Browne – 11th October

A Tribute to Joseph Sweeney – 8th November

Winter Warmer Festival of Poetry – 26th-28th November

Click here for our Live Poetry StageEvents are held on Zoom and streamed via obheal.ie/live (more details via the links above)
 
The Five Word challenge starts at 8.30pm, Guest poets around 9.30pm, Open-Mic session 10.30pm.



The 9th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition shortlist is now online.

The winner will be announced at the Winter Warmer Festival
of Poetry
, November 28th 2021.

The judges for 2021 are Paula Kehoe and Paul Casey.

For previous winners visit the competition page here.



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

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    pc Said: @1:16 pm 

    Open-mic night – 17th September 2021

    Our very warm thanks to special guests Elizabeth McGeown and Jenny Lindsay for their fantastic performances for Culture Night. You can watch them both again via our vimeo platform at https://vimeo.com/604823126. You can also listen to podcasts of Elizabeth’s reading here and to Jenny’s reading here.

    Thanks to Michelle Delea for curating the evening in style and to our open-mic contributors, Jim Crickard, Pam Campbell, David Eagar and Colm Scully.

    Jim Crickard and Michael Ray were joint winners of this week’s Five Word challenge. Well done Jim and Michael!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    09/21/21; 1:16 pm
  2. 2
    pc Said: @6:56 pm 

    Open-mic night – 13th September 2021

    Our special thanks to guests Colette Nic Aodha and Colm Breathnach for their top class readings on Monday. Bhí beirt filí thar barr ar fad!! Buíochas mór le Foras na Geilge as urraíocht a thabhairt don ócáid seo. You can listen to Colette’s reading here and to Colm’s reading here.

    Thanks also to everyone who participated and to open-mic contributors, Catherine Ronan, Richard Pierce, Jim Crickard, Pam Campbell, Bryan Franco, Brendan Mulcahy, Cathal Holden, Alan Titley, Mags Creedon, Rosalin Blue, Margaret O’Regan and Massimo Lavelle.

    Cathal Holden won this week’s Five Word challenge. Nice one Cathal!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    09/15/21; 6:56 pm
  3. 3
    pc Said: @12:37 pm 

    Open-mic night – 9th August 2021

    We were treated to a buffet of talent on Monday with the first launch of Twin Skies, an anthology celebrating 14 years of poetry exchanges between Cork and Coventry. The contributors who read were Ali Bracken, Andrea Mbarushimana, Aysar Ghassan, Benjamin Burns, Conor McManus, Janet Smith, Jim Crickard, Julie Field, Kathy D’Arcy, Martin Brown, Ciarán MacArtain, Raef Boylan and Shaunna Lee Lynch. The book was formally launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher. You can listen to the combined reading here.

    Thanks also to everyone on the open-mic, Mary O’Connell, Matt Mooney, Janet Smith, Jeff Cottrill, Ray Hanrahan, Catherine Ronan, Melisa Mauriño, Martin Brown, Kemi George Simpson, Massimo Lavelle, Sue Blue, Cédric Bikond, Doc Janning and Margaret O’Regan.

    Jim Crickard won this week’s Five Word challenge. Well done Jim!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    09/9/21; 12:37 pm
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    pc Said: @2:43 pm 

    Open-mic night – 12th July 2021

    Our warm thanks to Bebe Ashley and Tom Moore for their superb readings on Monday, an absolute treat to hear these poets read from their debut collections. You can listen to Bebe’s reading here and to Tom’s reading here.

    Thanks to Rosalin Blue for her fine work as emcee and to everyone on the open-mic, Mary O’Connell, Matt Mooney, Jeff Cottrill, Colm Scully, Massimo Lavelle, Ada Miles, Catherine Ronan, Niamh Dillon, Cédric Bikond and Sue Blue.

    Colm Scully won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congratulations Colm!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    08/4/21; 2:43 pm
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    pc Said: @12:33 pm 

    Open-mic night – 14th June 2021

    Our special thanks to Theo Dorgan and Lang Leav for their exceptional readings on Monday, both poets were enjoyed thoroughly by all present, as were their poems about the sea specially read for our Cork Harbour Festival edition. You can listen to Theo’s reading here and to Lang’s reading here.

    Thanks to Ben Burns for his deft helmsmanship and to everyone who participated, including open-mic contributors Mary O’Connell, Doc Janning, Peter Arvon Manos, Pam Campbell, Colm Scully, Matt Mooney, Massimo Lavelle, Kemi George Simpson, Michelle Delea, Philip Spillane, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Mags Creedon, Ciarán MacArtain, Catherine Rónan, Sue Blue, Ruth and Cédric Bikond.

    Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congrats Augustina!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    06/30/21; 12:33 pm
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    pc Said: @2:03 pm 

    Open-mic night – 10th May 2021

    Our very warm thanks to guests Dubhán Ó Longáin and Julie Field for their superb readings from their début collections on Monday, beirt filí go híontach ar fad!! You can listen to Dubhán’s reading here and to Julie’s reading here.

    Thanks also to everyone who participated and to open-mic contributors, Bryan Franco, Mary O’Connell, Paul Tallant, Matt Mooney, Pam Campbell, Massimo Lavelle, Paul Rabinowitz, Cathal Holden, Ada Miles, Doc Janning, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Sue Blue, Emily Davis Fletcher, Catherine Rónan, Margaret O’Regan, Benjamin Burns, Kemi George Simpson and Mags Creedon.

    Philip Spillane won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congrats Philip!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    06/7/21; 2:03 pm
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    pc Said: @1:55 pm 

    Open-mic night – 12th April 2021

    We enjoyed an absolutely superb Anniversary Event on Monday with winners and shortlisted poets from the 14th Ó Bhéal Five Words Poetry Competition, along with words from judge Grace Wells, contributors from her special selection of pandemic poems, from the five word challenge anthology contributors and the open-mic for only other poets’ poetry. Congratulations to all and especially to competition winner Sinéad McClure. The anthology can be viewed online free of charge at this link.

    You can listen to Laura, Jill and Sinéad reading (including words from Judge Grace Wells) here.

    You can listen to the other shortlisted poets reading here.

    You can listen to the specially selected Pandemic Poems here.

    You can listen to the Five Word Challenge Anthology Contributors here.

    Thanks to Rosie O’Regan for her fine touch as emcee, to all who participated and to the open-mic contributors, Catherine Ronan, Lauren O’Donovan, Paul Rabinowitz, Margaret O’Regan, Karen Warinsky, Ada Miles, Sue Blue, Máire Stephens, Colm Scully, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Shaunna Lee Lynch, Pam Campbell, Cathal Holden, Tamara Miles, Cornelia Gräbner, Ciarán MacArtain, Mags Creedon, Massimo Lavelle and Rosie O’Regan.

    Sarah Murphy and Laura Theis were joint winners of this week’s Five Word challenge. Well done Sarah and Laura!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    05/10/21; 1:55 pm
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    pc Said: @6:15 pm 

    Open-mic night – 8th March 2021

    Our warm thanks to guests Sandra Yanonne and Laurence McKeown for their powerful and heartfelt readings on Monday, two brilliant poets! You can listen to Sandra’s reading here and to Laurence’s reading here.

    Thanks to Shaunna Lee Lynch for her magic touch as emcee, to all who participated and to the open-mic contributors, Melisa Mauriño, Colm Scully, Damien Donnolly, Pam Campbell, Anne McDonald, Margaret O’Regan, Michelle Delea, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Ada Miles, Karen Warinsky, Dan Johnson, Ciarán MacArtain, Catherine Ronan, Sue Blue, Susanna Trifiletti, Paul Tallant, Paul Rabinowitz, Cathal Holden and Mags Creedon.

    Mags Creedon won this week’s Five Word challenge. Fair plé Mags!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    03/24/21; 6:15 pm

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