February 28th, 2022 at 1:12 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays

    Monthly Poetry Events: Guest Poets Listed Below

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

    When: 2nd Monday of each Month @ 7.00pm (Streamed from 8.30pm)

    Where: Hayloft Bar (Long Valley Bar), Winthrop St, Cork.
             *** these events are hybrid, both in-person and online ***

    Guest Poet & Open-Mic mp3s: Monday Event Archive

    Wordshops: Creative Writing at Ó Bhéal and Beyond …

    Ó Bhéal – a poem by Anamaría Crowe Serrano


Five Words Poetry Competition*** ópen *** 10th Five Words Poetry Competition *** ópen ***

For submission guidelines and this week’s words … >>>>>>
 


Guest Poet Line-up for October and November 2022
Events are posted every 2 months. Click names for biographical details

**HYBRID EVENTS**

(All-Ireland Heat)   Munster Poetry Slam & Guest Abby Oliveira – 10th October

Jane Ayres & Maurice Scully – 14th November

the 10th Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Festival – 25th-27th November

Click here for our Live Poetry StageEvents are held in the Hayloft Bar, upstairs at the Long Valley, Winthrop st,
as well as on Zoom and streamed via obheal.ie/live (more details via the links above)
 
Poetry Films start from 7.00pm (45mins – Not Streamed). Five Word challenge starts at 8.30pm.
Guest poets begin at around 9.20/9.30pm, Open-Mic session from 10.30pm.




 The 10th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition

has now closed its submission window.

The competition shortlist will appear during mid-October.

 



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

  1. 1
    pc Said: @9:07 am 

    Open-mic night – 12th September 2022

    A hugely enjoyable bilingual evening with Isobel Ní Riain reading her translations of Paul Celan followed by the inimitable Áine Uí Fhoghlú. You can listen to Isobel’s reading here and to Áine’s reading here.

    Thanks to Julie Field for her fine touch as emcee and to our open-mic contributors, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Catherine Ronan, Constantin Calgaru, Jason J Fisher, S’Phongo, Colm Scully, Jim Crickard, Patricia Walsh, Pam Campbell, Sue Blue, Róisín Leggett Bohan, Antonio Di Mare, Fionnuala O’Connell, Raphael Olympio, Ciarán MacArtain and Amy Barry.

    Fionnuala O’Connell won the Five Word challenge winner on her inaugural attempt. Congratulations Fionnuala!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    09/14/22; 9:07 am
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    pc Said: @12:16 pm 

    Open-mic night – 8th August 2022

    We had a brilliant evening with Coventry poets Sujana Crawford and John Bernard on Monday. You can listen to Sujana’s reading here and to John’s reading here. Cllr. Dan Boyle was deputised by the Lord Mayor for the event, and you can listen to Dan’s introduction here.

    Thanks to Stan Notte for his sparkly-upbeat presentation as emcee and to our open-mic contributors, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Doc Janning, Jason Fisher, Eibhlís Beirne, Cathal O’Brien Regan, Ray Hanrahan, Michelle Delea, Fintan Dineen, Daniel Scholl, Patricia Walsh, Bryan Generalissimo, Margaret O’Regan, Ségolène (Sego), Philip Spillane, Massimo Elijah, Cédric Bikond, Fionn Brogan, Daniel O’Sullivan, S’Phongo, Máire Stephens, Aaron O’Neill, Sue Blue, Mona Lynch, Jim Crickard, Jamie Lawton and John A.Neville.

    Máire Stephens was this week’s Five Word challenge winner. Well done Máire!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    09/5/22; 12:16 pm
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    pc Said: @12:52 pm 

    Open-mic night – 11th July 2022

    We’re very grateful to Rosamund Taylor and Richie McCaffery for their superb readings on Monday evening, enjoyed thoroughly by all in the room and on zoom. You can listen to Rosamund’s reading here and to Richie’s reading here.

    Thanks to Rosalin Blue for her lively captaining of the barge, and to our open-mic contributors, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Cathal O’Brien, Mary O’Connell, Daniel, Cédric Bikond, Philip Spillane, Daniel O’Sullivan, Fionn, Patricia Walsh, Susanna Trifiletti, Katie Myers, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Ciarán MacArtain, Kieran Raftery, Antonio Di Mare and Massimo Elijah.

    Abigail Kortering won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congratulations Abigail!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    07/26/22; 12:52 pm
  4. 4
    pc Said: @11:16 am 

    Open-mic night – 13th June 2022

    Our heartfelt thanks to poets Amanda Bell and Susan Rich for their brilliant readings on Monday, distinctly complementing our Cork Harbour Festival event. You can listen to Amanda’s reading here and to Susan’s reading here.

    Thanks to Ciarán MacArtain for steering the ship with deftness, humour and aplomb, and to our open-mic contributors, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Jeff Cottrill, Catherine Ronan, Kenneth Hickey, Constantin, Mary O’Connell, John Horan, Pam Campbell, Patricia Walsh, Benjamin Burns, Margaret O’Regan, Daniel Scholl, Jake Griffin, Conor Frawley, Seamus Harrington, Antonio Di Mare, Jordan McCarthy, Brian Franco Generalissimo, Ada Miles (Brötchen Brennt), Sue Blue, Jim Crickard, Jason Fisher and Ciarán MacArtain.

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

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    07/6/22; 11:16 am
  5. 5
    pc Said: @9:35 am 

    Open-mic night – 9th May 2022

    Ócáid iontach ar fad ag Ó Bhéal oíche Dé Luain. We had a fantastic night on Monday with superb guest poets Diarmuid Johnson and Róisín Sheehy. Diarmuid read via zoom from Breton and Roisín read in-person, to a lively and well sated audience. You can listen to Diarmuid’s reading here and to Róisín’s reading here.

    Thanks to Julie Field for her fine touch as emcee, and to our 35 brilliant open-mic contributors, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Mo O’Connor, Margaret O’Regan, Constantine, Niall, Luke Horgan, Olive Corcoran, Maria, Daniel, Eddie, Bryan Franco, Connor McManus, Nou, Patricia Walsh, Pádraig, Michelle Delea, Jeff Cottrill, Holly, Antonio, Jake, Ann, Pam Campbell, Mary O’Connell, Jim Crickard, Mags Creedon, Sue Blue, Catherine Ronan, Ciarán MacArtain, Jason Fisher, Róisín Leggett Bohan, Massimo Elijah, Matt Mooney, Cathal Holden, Mona Lynch and Éabha.

    Catherine Ronan won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congratulations Catherine!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    06/8/22; 9:35 am
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    pc Said: @3:51 pm 

    Open-mic night – 11th April 2022

    Ó Bhéal’s 15th Anniversary was an event to remember! A brilliant turnout both in the room and on zoom, with fantastic readings from our competition winners, shortlistees and contributors to Five Words Vol XV. Thank you to all who took part or attended. You can listen to all Five Words Vol XV contributors’ readings here and you can watch a video of the event here.

    Thanks to Rosie O’Regan for her deft touch as emcee, and to our open-mic contributors (who read poems not their own), Daw Harding, Margaret O’Regan, Jim Crickard, Pádraig O’Connell, Stephen O’Brien, Jake Griffin, Patricia Walsh, Cal, Booie, Antonio, Ciarán MacArtain, Cathal Holden, Sue Blue, Róisín Leggett Bohan, Mags Creedon, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Massimo Elijah, Pam Campbell, Catherine Ronan, Jeff Cotrill, Billy Ramsell and Rosie O’Regan.

    Rosemary Norman won this week’s Five Word challenge, amidst very stiff competition from 22 writers. Congratulations Rosemary!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    04/27/22; 3:51 pm
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    pc Said: @11:59 am 

    Open-mic night – 14th March 2022

    Readings from DS Maolalai and Jacqueline Saphra were both memorable highlights in an evening jammed with quality from start to finish. Our warm thanks to all who took part especially to Diarmuid and Jacqueline. You can listen to Diarmuid’s reading here and to Jacqueline’s reading here.

    Thanks to Cathal Holden for his excellent touch as emcee, and to our open-mic contributors, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Jeff Cottrill, Catherine Ronan, Patricia Walsh, Jason Fisher, Rob Doherty, Jim Crickard, Massimo Elijah, Cal McGuire, Margaret O’Regan, Susanna Trifilletti, Catherine Badin, Boode, Antonio, Pam Campbell, Niall, Cédric Bikond, Cara Kursh, Matt Mooney, Ciarán MacArtain, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Mags Creedon and Rosalin Blue.

    Catherine Babin won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congratulations Catherine!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    03/29/22; 11:59 am
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    pc Said: @6:05 pm 

    Open-mic night – 14th February 2022

    We had a brilliant evening back on home ground in the Hayloft Bar, after restrictions were finally defenestrated. We had excellent audiences in both the room and on zoom. Our warm thanks to all six guest poets from UCC’s creative writing programme who read superb work, Naoise McGuinness, Luke Jeffers, Lucy Holme, Kieran Fionn Murphy, Emily Anna King and Raven Goode. You can listen to all six poets reading here..

    Thanks to Jim Crickard for his first class work as emcee, and to our open-mic contributors, Stanley Notte, Alexandra Psaropoulou, Catherine Ronan, Mary O’Connell, Catherine Badin, Margaret O’Regan, Niall Hearne, Pam Campbell, Charles Clarke, Colm Scully, Amy, Brendan Mulcahy, Rosalin Blue, Cédric Bikond, Philip Spillane, Massimo, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Patricia Walsh, Mags Creedon, Cormac Lally, Rab Urquhart, Matt Mooney, Ciarán MacArtain, Cathal Holden and Jim Crickard..

    Catherine Ronan won this week’s Five Word challenge. Well done Cath!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    03/8/22; 6:05 pm
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    pc Said: @11:30 am 

    Open-mic night – 10th January 2022

    We enjoyed a superb start to the year with our First Fortnight event, despite a temporary retreat to online-only readings, with a very healthy turnout and excellent variety of readers. Our thanks to guests Mark Granier and Massimo Elijah whose fine readings were appreciated by all. You can listen to Mark’s reading here and to Massimo’s performance here.

    Thanks to Stan Notte for keeping a steady helm, and to our open-mic contributors, Philip Spillane, Lauren O’Donovan, Pam Campbell, Jeff Cottrill, Catherine Banin, Martha Ewence, Callum McGuire, Sue Blue, Cédric Bikond, Catherine Ronan, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Mona Lynch, Isaac Cohen, Margaret O’Regan, Mary O’Connell, Kemi George Simpson and Mags Creedon.

    Lauren O’Donovan won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congratulations Lauren!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    02/13/22; 11:30 am
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    pc Said: @2:21 pm 

    Open-mic night – 13th December 2021

    Our end of year event in the Hayloft was a fantastic occasion with featured poets Conor McManus and Leontia Flynn, making our 3rd hybrid event one to cherish. You can watch the event on vimeo at https://vimeo.com/643993251. You can also listen to Conor’s reading here and to Leontia’s reading here.

    Thanks to Michelle Delea for her excellent work as emcee, and to our open-mic contributors, Catherine Ronan, Brendan Mulcahy, Stanley Notte, Mary O’Connell, Cathal Holden, Philip Spillane, Jim Crickard, Pamela Campbell, Lauren O’Donovan, Massimo Elijah, Bilal Mu’Azzam, Rosalin Blue, Patricia Walsh, Ciarán MacArtain, Martha Ewence, Cal McGuire, Mags Creedon, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Margaret O’Regan, Daw Harding, Seamus Harrington, Róisín Leggett Bohan, Rosie O’Regan and Susannah Trifiletti.

    Catherine Ronan won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congratulations Catherine!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    01/4/22; 2:21 pm
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    pc Said: @12:09 pm 

    Open-mic night – 8th November 2021

    Our very warm thanks to Joseph Sweeney’s siblings and friends for attending his tribute event at Ó Bhéal. Thanks also to the 15 readers who shared Joe’s work, Ciarán MacArtain, Sheila O’Flynn, Ed O’Dwyer, Julie Field, Colm Scully, Conor McManus, Margaret Creedon O’Shea, Benjamin Burns, Billy Ramsell, Michelle Delea, Seamus Harrington, Rab Urquhart, Rosie O’Regan, George Harding and Philip Horan. You can watch these again via our vimeo platform at https://vimeo.com/631927500. You can also catch up via podcast here.

    Thanks to Ciarán MacArtain for a fine job as emcee, and to our open-mic contributors, Emmanuelle, Stan Notte, Philip Spillane, Patricia Walsh, Lauren O’Donovan, Róisín Leggett Bohan, Michelle Delea, Charles Clarke, Seamus Harrington, Rishti MacPiarais, Billal, Matt Mooney, Sue Blue, Pam Campbell, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu and Ben Burns.

    Ray Hanrahan and Róisín Leggett Bohan won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congrats Ray and Róisín!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    12/5/21; 12:09 pm
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    pc Said: @7:55 pm 

    Open-mic night – 11th October 2021

    Our special thanks to poets Neil McCarthy and Dean Browne for their superb readings at out first hybrid event on Monday. You can watch them again via our vimeo platform at https://vimeo.com/607765669. You can also catch up with podcasts of Neil’s reading here and Dean’s reading here.

    Thanks to Rosie O’Regan for navigating the somewhat technically challenging evening with ease, and to our open-mic contributors, Margaret O’Regan, Patricia Walsh, Mary O’Connell, Catherine Ronan, Jim Crickard, Roisín Legget Bohan, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Lauren O’Donovan, Ciarán MacArtain, Philip Spillane, Michelle Delea, Julie Field, Mags Creedon, Charles Clarke, Seamus Harrington, Conor McManus, Massimo Lavelle, Pam Campbell, Catherine Badin, Sue Blue, Ruth and Matt Mooney..

    Massimo Lavelle won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congrats Massimo!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.


    11/7/21; 7:55 pm
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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
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    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
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    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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