At last, it's here, Issue Nine of Panning for Poems (sorry for the wait). Enjoy the relaunch of your favourite micropoetry microjournal!
Issue Nine features: Alison Ross, Olga Dermott- Bond, Siobhan Elvis Atkins, Anna Murphy, Courtney Hilden, Geraldine Dardis O'Kane, Trish Bennett, Peter Adair, Juliet Wilson, Colin Dardis, Olive Broderick, Dan Eggs, Shannon O'Brien and Micheál Gallagher.
Plus, we are open to submissions for the next issue, see the link for details.
Friday 24th August, 7.30-9pm
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
World Poetry Movement is organising a worldwide poetry action called Return to the People, in defence of poetry and culture assaulted by unjust and exclusive systems, protecting free speech, and speaking out against regimes who oppress artists and writers.
Belfast Book Festival and Poetry NI are delighted to host eight poets, reading work in unity of this movement, including Nathan Armstrong, Colin Dardis, Mark Madden, Geraldine O'Kane, Willetta Fleming, Nathan Thanki and David Braziel (full line-up to be confirmed).
Tickets are only £5, book now!
To enter, just register at the start of the night; names will be drawn out at random, with each poet invited onstage to read. Available slots will be limited to 20 due to time constraints, so it’s first come, first served!
This year, the winner will receive the Brian Bailey Memorial Cup, in tribute to the much missed poet and pioneer of the Belfast live poetry scene.
WHAT IS A SLAM?
If you're not too sure how a slam works, or how it differs from our usual open mic nights, don't panic! We're written a handy little guide for you: www.poetryni.com/slam-rules
This is our eighth slam at the festival (we think, there's been so many, we've lost count), so if you haven't experienced the craic of a slam before, get along and check it out!
(Please note: as June is Book Festival season, our regular Purely Poetry
open mic is not on in the first Friday in June. It will be back in July.)
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