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Friday, November 19, 2010

North Beach Poetry Nights 2010 Grand Slam with Billy Ramsell & John Peppard

North Beach Poetry Nights announces the 2010 Grand Slam on Monday 13th December in the Crane Bar at 9 pm. Guest Poet Billy Ramsell (Cork). Special music guest from London - John Peppard.

Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977 and educated at the North Monastery and UCC. 'Complicated Pleasures', his first collection, was published by Dedalus Press, Dublin, in 2007. He has been shortlisted for a Hennessy award and the Strong award. He has been invited to read his work at many festivals around the world, most recently in Shanghai and in San Francisco. He lives in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company.

14 poets, winners of the North Beach Poetry Nights' Slams throughout the year will perform and compete in a 2-round Grand Slam before a select panel of four judges. The judges will decide the winners based on the quality of the poem, the quality of the performance and how well the poet engaged the audience - and on their own personal reaction. The top 3 winners will be co-published in a poetry chapbook to be launched in 2011.

Door 5/3 Euro. Info: John@ 091-593290

North Beach Poetry Nights acknowledges the financial support of Galway City Council.