Friday, 14 October 2011

writing 3.0 festival (2011)

For this year's Writing 3.0 festival I will again be hosting an event with readings by guest poets followed by an open-mic session. The aim of the event is to showcase poetry written wide of the mainstream and to celebrate the work of new writers by inviting a participant in the previous year's open-mic session to feature. The featured poets this year are Catherine Walsh and Sarah Maria Griffin. 

Catherine Walsh is the author of eight books, most recently Optic Verve: A Commentary (Shearsman, 2009), and her work has been included in a number of anthologies. She also co-runs the small press hardPressed Poetry. Sarah Maria Griffin's first collection Follies was published by Lapwing earlier this year. In April she represented contemporary performance poetry from Ireland in New York City. 

The venue is Gibney's Pub in Malahide, and the date is Thursday 20 October. We start at 7.30pm and attendance is free (no pre-booking required) with registration for reading in the open-mic from 7pm - please note that performance places are limited. 

Full festival programme and booking information for all events on the festival website.

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