Thursday, September 23, 2010
North Beach Poetry Nights welcomes Elaine Feeney
Elaine Feeney brings her Nationwide Summer/Autumn tour to an end this week at North Beach Poetry Nights' monthly poetry slam.
Elaine began her literary career by winning the NBN Grand Slam in 2006 and went on to win the Cuirt Festival's prestigious Grand Slam in 2008. This success meant performances to critical acclaim at International venues including The Vilenica Literature Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She performed with poet Dave Lordan at this years Electric Picnic. Elaine published her first chapbook in 2007 and this summer saw the publication of her debut collection, Where's Katie? by Salmon Poetry.
Her work was described in review on Radio One's Arena as 'Wonderful, wonderful stuff, poetry not for the faint hearted'. She has since recorded some of her work which has been aired on RTE Radio One.
Elaine is spending the winter finishing a drama, 'Playing with Women'. She is a powerful and captivating voice of the New Irish poetry scene and is well worth checking out.
Poets wishing to take part in the poetry slam should bring along 2 max. 3 minute poems.
Door: 5/3 Euro
North Beach Poetry Nights gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Galway City Council.