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This high-energy event showcases both poetry and short fiction. Performers have up to three minutes to present their piece to a panel of three judges with MC Pete Mullineaux overseeing proceedings. The top three participants will go on to perform at the Cúirt Showcase at Electric Picnic in September.

Guest performer Erin Fornoff has performed her poetry at hundreds of festivals and events across Ireland, UK, and the USA. Her debut collection Hymn to the Reckless (Dedalus Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award. She was co-founder and Programme director for Lingo, Ireland’s first ever spoken word festival.

“Of all the poetry I read, it is lines and images carved by this brilliant woman that stay with me and that I find myself quoting to friends whenever I’m allowed to talk poetry!”Hollie McNish.


Open submissions are invited for the Spoken Word Platform and entry is open to all. Please submit via email to petemullineaux@gmail.com