Culture Night: Takin’ The Mic

Connor McDonough-Flynn (@ConMcFlynn) #TakingTheStage at the Culture Night ‘Takin The Mic’ in the Irish Writers’ Centre (@IrishWritersCtr) on the 19th of September 2014. Doors 18:30. Come early, stay late, all genres welcome.

Friday 19 September 
5 – 10.30pm 
Free Admission

The Irish Writers Centre, in collaboration with Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland, promises a fun evening for all ages and we’re delighted to now reveal some of our special guests … Read on!


5-7pm: Meet the Children’s Books Ireland expert Book Doctor with book recommendations and activities for young readers.

 6.30-7.30pm: Open mic for writers of children’s literature and young adult fiction. Five minute slots with special guests also.

 7.30-10pm: The Irish Writers Centre and Poetry Ireland present a once-off Takin the Mic open mic event, welcoming writers and performers of all genres.

Dave Lordan will be MCing the evening and there will be guest performances throughout the event! And if you don’t have anything prepared but want to take part, we’ll have lots of pieces for you to choose from in our lucky dip.

 Guests throughout the night include:

– Kevin Barry
– Paula Leyden
– Shirley McClure
– Geraldine Mitchell
– Nicola Pearce
– Louise Phillips
– Daniel Seery 

 & more!


6.30-8pm: Creative writing workshop with the Inkslingers creative writing group.

 6.30-7.15pm: Spoken word workshop with Colm Keegan (Lingo Festival). Take the mic with confidence! Places are on a first come, first served basis.

 Further details on our events page here

 Is í An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i gcomhar le Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath agus Iontaobhas Cultúrtha Bharra an Teampaill a d’eagraigh Oíche Chultúir duit.

 Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust


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