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Spoke #1 debrief

Thanks to all the performers for a great first Spoke!  We had personal calamities in poetry and prose, a severed thumb, poets standing up for classical learning and improbable Old Testament fertility, crosswords, phone sex, love and butterflies, attics, blood donations, suicides, and nights in white satin.  Special thanks to our guest Jill Battson (catch her in Cork at O’Bheal on Monday 20th February if you’re down that way) and to the Irish Writers Centre.

We’d love to have the odd musician as well as spoken word artists, so if you sing or play, join us on Friday 16th March at 7.30pm. BE SPOKE for a great start to your holiday weekend.

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Introducing Spoke

Spoke is the new open mic evening in the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

We’re inviting spoken word artists, writers and musicians to come along and perform their work on the third Friday of every month. If you’d like to perform, please join us punctually at 7.30pm to sign up.  You can’t sign up by email: you’ve got to be there.  There’ll be about 16 5-minute open-mic slots available: first come, first served.

There’ll also be a guest act each month. In February we’ll be joined by Jill Battson, poetry activist, from Toronto.

The first Spoke hits the road on Friday 17th February.  Doors at 7.30pm. Free admission.