North Beach Nights proudly presents
Trish Casey (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner 2004)
Kevin Higgins (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner 2003)
Stephen Murray (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner 2005)
and Sponsored by Poetry Ireland John W. Sexton.
The Grand Slam Winners will perform their winning Poem and new material.
Special Guest Reader John W. Sexton: Poet, short story writer, dramatist, children's novelist, radio scriptwriter, broadcaster and performer. He is the author of three collections of poetry, The Prince's Brief Career, Foreword by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, a book of haiku with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, and most recently Vortex (Doghouse, 2005). He also created and wrote The Ivory Tower for RTE radio, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes. His novels based on this series, The Johnny Coffin Diaries & Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are both published by The O'Brien Press, and have been translated into Italian and Serbian. Under the ironic pseudonym of Sex W. Johnston he has recorded an album with legendary Stranglers frontman, Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons Of Shiva, which has been released on Track Records. His ballad the streets beneath the ocean was recorded by Cannery Row and appears on their cd No Homes under the title Underwater Girl. He has also appeared live on stage with The Frames.
PLUS North Beach Nights Mega-Slam We are happy to give all the entrants for the Cúirt Grand Slam on Saturday 29th this opportunity to test their nerves, their performance and what we are up against. Two poems max. 3 minutes each. The winner on the night could be the next Cúirt Grand Slammer winner on the way to Slampappi in Chicago!! So be there on Thursday 27th April BK's Winebar Spanish Parade, Galway at 9.30 pm
North Beach Nights appreciates and acknowledges the support of Galway City Council and Poetry Ireland