Christmas Party Night In + 5 Word Poetry Challenge | Not the Time to be Silent

Christmas Party Night In + 5 Word Poetry Challenge | Not the Time to be Silent


7:45 pm - 9:30 pm


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Dec 17 2020 is the last NTTTBS event of 2020. Join us to celebrate all that is Not the time to be silent with a little Christmas thrown in. We are hosting a special event for group members, a 5 word challenge with 1 winner. The event time is from 7.45 -9.30pm Irish time.

Details: 5 words will be chosen on Dec 10th after the open mic and posted in the group feed. Poets have the week from the 10-17th Dec week to write a poem of 10 lines, maximum that contains all all 5 words.

The first 20 writers to sign up on zoom from 7.45pm Irish time will read in the challenge. You must be available to attend the whole evening to compete. The winner will be chosen by vote on the night at the event.

The winner of the inaugural NTTTBS 5 word challenge will be presented a certificate of winner-ship, that will be posted virtually in the group to celebrate and a hard copy posted out.


Dress code Christmas ish…..

Not the time to be silent’, is an online Arts response to social distancing in the form of a weekly guest Poetry reading + open mic event and a Facebook community group. The first event was on March 20 2020. NTTTBS was set up by Siobhan Potter, a Limerick based artist and writer whose practice documents experience. Now more than ever we need to write and gather and be heard. NTTTBS is co organised by Limerick based Poet, D’or Seifer.

Events are held Thursdays @ 8pm Irish time via zoom, guest Poets read @ 8pm, for up to 15 minutes, followed by the open mic. The zoom door opens at 7.45pm for the open mic sign up, each open mic slot is for up to 3 poems in under 5 minutes.There is no charge to attend, and it is open to readers and audience regardless of location. All are welcome, to read or listen at the open mic. Events are not recorded to support Poets to read unpublished material without impacting future publishing possibilities.

Access to events is through joining the ‘not the time to be silent’ Facebook group. Further details are in the group about and announcements sections.

NTTTBS is supported by the Limerick Arts and Culture office and a recipient of the Arts Council Literature Project Award 2021

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