December 22nd, 2020 at 3:15 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays
What: Poetry Challenge, Films, Guest Poets & Open-Mic

When: Monthly (2nd Monday) @ 9pm (+poetry-films from 8pm)
             *** as of April 2020 Ó Bhéal events are being held online ***

Where: The Long Valley, Winthrop St, Cork. [here’s a map]
             *** once safe to return, our physical events will resume ***

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 XIII: Submit 5W poems penned at Ó Bhéal

Five Words Poetry Competition*** Ópen *** 8th Five Words Poetry Competition *** Ópen ***

For this week’s words and submission guidelines, see >>>>>>

Guest Poet Line-up for February and March 2021
Events are posted every 2-3 months. Click names for biographical details


UCC School of English & Digital Humanities MA Creative Writing Students – 8th Feb

Sandy Yannone & Laurence McKeown – 8th March

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

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

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    pc Said: @4:09 pm 

    Open-mic night – 14th December 2021

    We enjoyed a phenomenal end-of-year event with the one and only Alice Oswald treating us to 40 minutes of readings from across her four most recent collections. The event had to be limited to the live setting only, so unfortunately we aren’t able to provide a recording. Nonetheless we’re very grateful to Alice for her time and the additional Q&A session, as well as to Seren Adams from United Artists and especially to the UCC School of English and Digital Humanities for helping to secure philanthropic sponsorship for the event.

    Thanks to everyone who participated and to all on the open-mic, Diarmuid FitzGerald, Al Black, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Pam Campbell, Robert, Bryan Franco, Massimo Lavelle, Colm Scully, Paul Rabinowitz, Melisa Mauriño, Dane Ince, Sue Blue, Cathal Holden, Ada Miles, Susanna Trifiletti, Cédric Bikond, Patricia Walsh, Mary O’Connell, Gerry Murphy, Rosie O’Regan, Mags Creedon, Catherine Ronan and Ciarán MacArtain.

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

    The open-mic mp3 is here.

    01/10/21; 4:09 pm

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