The Galway Arts Centre December Poetry Slam will kick off on Tuesday 21st December at 7pm at the Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street.
The Slam with MC Pete Mullineaux takes place the third Tuesday of every month with winners earning a place in the popular Cúirt Grand Slam event next April.
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.
Admission is free, mulled wine and mince pies will be provided. All are welcome.