The next Poetry Slam with MC Pete Mullineaux will take place Tuesday November 16th at 7pm at the Galway Arts Centre.
Anyone can participate on the night and new comers are very welcome. To participate you need one poem/piece that will take about 3 minutes to perform. Judges on the night will select their favourite and the winner will be invited to be a guest reader at the next slam as well as qualifying for the Cúirt Grand Slam which will take place during next year's Cúirt International Festival of Literature 12-17 April 2011. In addition to this, the winner's poem will be published on the Galway Arts Centre website along with a biography of the contestant. There will also be an interactive words game on the night with a Charlie Byrne's Bookshop voucher up for grabs.
Last month's winner Sarah Griffin will be a guest reader. Sarah is currently enrolled in the M.A in Writing in NUIG. She has performed at The Glór Sessions, Electric Picnic, The Flat Lake Festival, Exchange Words, The Brown Bread Mixtape and Milk & Cookie Stories. She is also the co-founder of the diary-reading event Scarleh Fer Yer Ma Fer Havin Ya, in the Twisted Pepper in Dublin.
The evening is free and all are welcome.