Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Poetry Upfront: in the shop

The next Poetry Upfront event will take place on Monday 21 December 2009 at 13 Drogheda Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

A 'Poetry Shop' for one night only, the venue will be open between 6pm and 10.30pm. As a sort of antidote to the consumerism of this period we aim to provide an informal space dedicated to poetry with plenty of volumes and anthologies for perusal, recordings of poets reciting their work and an opportunity for our 'customers' to talk about poetry (or anything else they like!) There will also be an 'open-mic' session - expressions of interest in taking part on the night.

In addition, we would like to ask those who attend to join us in a spot of 'Poetry Exchange': contribute a poetry book to the kitty and you will receive someone else's contribution, at random, before the end of the night.

Admission is free, and there will be nothing for sale.

We hope to see all of you there. Please feel free to contribute to the event as you see fit. And spread the word!

poetryupfront@yahoo.com