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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Michael D. Higgins reads at North Beach Nights poetry slam

North Beach Poetry Nights is pleased to present as Guest Poet Michael D. Higgins On Thursday September 14th at 9pm in BK's Winebar, Spanish Parade, Galway with guest MC: Dave Lordan

Michael D. Higgins is a Labour TD for Galway West and has twice been Mayor of Galway. From 1993 to 1997 he was Minister for Arts, Cultures & The Gaeltacht. He is currently Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs for The Labour Party. He has published three poetry collections, The Betrayal, published by Salmon, The Season of Fire, published by Brandon, both illustrated by Mick Mulcahy, and An Arid Season published in 2004 by New Island Books. He has read his poems on a number of radio and television programmes. He was a featured reader at Over The Edge in September 2004 and also read at the Baffle Festival last year.

Michael D has always been a strong supporter of inovation in the arts, and this reading is a first for the poetry slam movement internationally. It is the first time anywhere in the world that a former Government minister has taken part in a poetry slam.

The North Beach Nights Slam is open to everyone. Newcomers are welcome.

Please bring two max. three minute performance pieces and be there early to get your name down. The prize for the winner is the honour and a bottle of red wine generously donated by BK's Winebar.

Admission: 4 Euro C

oming events: October 19th: Guest Poet: Louis de Paor Guest MC: Neil McCarthy

November 23rd: Guest Poet: Chloe Poems Guest

MC: Trish Casey December 21st North Beach Solstice Night

And remember! The Galway Arts Centre Ruby Room Slam returns at the King's Head on Tuesday 26th September at 7pm. Don't miss it!

North Beach Nights gratefully acknowledges the support of Galway City Council. info: John 091 593290