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Cork Events

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Upcoming online events

—Lime Square Poets (Every thursday)

—Ó Bhéal (9 May)

—Debarra's Spoken Word (11 May)

—Fiction at the Friary (29 May)

 

 

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Weekly Zoom poetry gathering every Thursday

Every Thursday, 7.45 p.m.

Upcoming poets include Avotcja,
Paul Muldoon and Liz Quirke

 

Lime Square Poets is a weekly Zoom poetry gathering hosted in Ireland. We extend a warm welcome to all poets and poetry enthusiasts. We aim to foster connections between poets throughout the world, communing and celebrating our work together. From April, every Thursday begins at 8pm with a reading by a guest poet followed by an open mic. For further information on how to participate, please see Frequently Asked Questions in the Announcements section of the group.

More information on their Facebook Group and their website.

 

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Ó Bhéal

HYBRID: Second Monday of every month from 8pm in the Hayloft (Upstairs in the Long Valley Pub, Winthrop Street) as well as online via Zoom

8.00pm: Poetry-Films (from Ó Bhéal’s Poetry-Film comp archives – NOT STREAMED)
8.30pm: Five Word Challenge (max 30 – after the allotted 15 minutes writing time)
9.30pm: Featured Guest Poets (60 mins)
10:20pm: Open-Mic Session for original poetry (max 30)

 

9th May, 8.15 p.m.

Ó Bhéal in association with Foras na Gaeilge presents
a hybrid bi-lingual event with

Diarmuid Johnson and Róisín Sheehy

 

Diarmuid Johnson is author of several volumes of poetry including Rún na mBradán (Coiscéim 2015), An tÉan agus Dánta Eile (Curach Bhán, Germany, 2013), and The Woods are Growing Younger (Eikon. Romania, 2013). He is author of prose works in Welsh (Y Gwyddel, Y Lolfa 2010) and English (Pen and Plough, Carreg Gwalch 2016). His recent retelling of the origin tales of Ireland under the collective title The Tara Trilogy has won him critical acclaim and a large readership for Conaire Mór, Tuatha Dé Danann, and Éadaoin (Leabhar Breac, 2017, 2018, 2020 respectively). His work is influenced by an in depth reading of the Celtic tradition, and a knowledge of lyric traditions in several major European languages. For Ó Bhéal this year he will read new work in Irish written in Connemara in 2021.

Is file, drámadóir, rinceoir agus craoltóir í Róisín Sheehy. Tá duaiseanna Oireachtas agus Stewart Parker Trust buaite aici dá cuid saothar drámaíochta agus filíocht. D’fhoilsigh Coiscéim a céad leabhar filíochta Líomóidí ’s Rúbarb i 2021. Bronnadh Complacht Patrick Kavanagh uirthi i 2021. Tá Róisín an-tógtha le rince comhaimseartha. Tá Róisín ina cónaí i gCill Chainnigh. Chóirigh agus rinc sí i dtaispeantasaí éagsúla i nGaeltacht na Rinne, Corca Dhuibhne agus Pavilion Theatre, Baile Átha Cliath. Róisín Sheehy is a poet, playwright, dancer and broadcaster. Her poetry and plays have been awarded Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Stewart Parker Trust awards. Her debut poetry collection Líomóidí ’s Rúbarb was published by Coiscéim in 2021. She was awarded a Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship in 2021. She lives by the River Nore in Kilkenny. Róisín is invigorated by dance and has danced in various production in the Gaeltacht and Pavilion Theatre, Dublin.

More information at Ó Bhéal's website

Check out Ó Bhéal's unique weekly poetry competition, the Five Word Challenge

 

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NOW ONLINE – usually monthly, 8.30pm in DeBarra's Bar, Clonakilty

11 May, 8.30 p.m.
TBA

A zoom link will be posted on our Facebook page just before the start of the session at 8:30 and sent to our mailing list (send an email to debarrasspokenword@gmail.com to be put on the mailing list).

DeBarra's Spoken Word at DeBarra's Folk Club, Clonakilty, is an evening of poetry or prose with guest readers, writing prompts and more.

More information on their Facebook page.

 

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NOW ONLINE – usually last Sunday of every month, 3pm - 6pm in the Friary Pub, Shandon Street

29 May, 3 p.m.
TBA

Fiction at the Friary is a series of free monthly fiction events in Cork. We host readings by guest authors, followed by an optional writing exercise and finishing with an open mic session. We also hold a free raffle for books donated to us, as well as occasional book reviews and plenty of friendly conversation. And we always provide free jelly beans, hula hoops and marshmallows! Open mic readings are currently limited to ten minutes max per writer. All welcome. Please come along for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon! We would like to thank our sponsors Hogan Architects, JRAP O’Meara Solicitors, Cork City Council, The School of English at UCC, the Arts Council and The Friary Bar. We also thank all the fantastic guest authors we have hosted since January 2017, all of our wonderful open mic writers and, finally, our welcoming and receptive audiences.

More information on their Facebook page.

 

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Last Friday of every month at 8pm in the whiteRoom, Castletownbere

We host regular poetry evenings, open to all, on the last Friday of each month. Come and join us at whiteRoom in Castletownbere from 8pm for informal readings (your own poems or poems by other people), discussion, or just listening. Come and try it!

whiteRoom is a gallery just off The Square — from The Square, head towards the seafront with Beara Action Group on your left, and whiteRoom is a few yards along on your right.

For more information email hungryhillwriting@gmail.com

 

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Submit to Southword

Poetry 1st Dec - 28th Feb
Fiction 1st Jan - 31 Mar

southword_logo

 

 

2021 Publications

Liz Houchin

New Irish Voices no. 6

houchinsidebar

 

 

Southword 41

November 2021

sw41sidebar

 

 

Aneas 2

November 2021

aneas2sidebar

 

 

Southword 40

Includes O'Faoláin Prize stories
& O'Donoghue Prize poems

sw40sidebar

 

 

Felicity Sheehy

Fool for Poetry Winner

sheehysidebar

 

 

Vicky Morris

Fool for Poetry Winner

morrissidebar

 

 

Queer Love

Fiction anthology

queerlovesidebar

 

 

YouTube Videos

Poetry-Films

poetryfilms_playlist

 

 

O'Faoláin Short Story
Prize Reading Playlist

sofyt

 

 

O'Donoghue Poetry
Prize Reading Playlist

godyt

 

 

How to Write Titles

titles

 

 

Workshops

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Cork Events

corkeventssidebar

 

 

Essays & Blogs

essaysblogs

 

 

Munster Literature Centre
is a constituent member of

wordsirl

 

 

 

   
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