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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

North Beach Poetry Nights with Stephen James Smith & Poetry Slam

North Beach Poetry Nights returns

on Monday 27th February

in the Crane Bar at 9 pm

with guest poet: Stephen James Smith
Stephen James Smith is a poet, playwright and a bit of a legend in Dublin. Not only has he won the Cúirt International Literary Festival Poetry Grand Slam, and numerous other awards. His ABSOLUTE Fringe play ‘Three Men Talking’ was shortlisted for the Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award 2011’. In 2009 he proudly represented Ireland at the Vilenica Literary Festival Slovenia and in 2010 at Wiersze w Metrze Poland. In April 2011 he was invited by Culture Ireland to recite in the iconic Nuyorican Poetry Café New York. ‘Arise and Go!’ his debut album with musician Enda Reilly was selected by Hot Press as one of the best albums of 2011. He has been translated into six languages and published all over the globe. Most importantly he likes tea, shortbread, ice-cream and feeding the ducks in St. Stephens Green park.

"Stephen James Smith is a ball of hydrogen gas that should be pumped into every household across the land. He knocks seven shades of shite out of all the usual “birds and bees, whey and cheese” nonsense you find at poetry readings" - Jinx Lennon Punk Poet

Poets wishing to enter the Slam on the night need 2 max. three minutes poems. The poem for the second round must be performed without a script. The prize is a bottle of wine and entry to the North Beach Grand Slam in December.

Info: John Walsh @ 091-593290.

North Beach Poetry Nights appreciates the continuing generous support of Galway City Council.