Not the time to be silent is an Irish artists online poetry reading & open mic response to social distancing due to the Coronavirus.
Now more than ever we need to write and gather and be heard. Open to writers and audience.
Online events will be weekly on Thursday’s at 8pm via Skype starting 19 March 2020 @ 8 pm Irish time
Add ‘ not the time to be silent writers open mic’ as a contact.
There is no charge to attend
Not the time to be silent welcomes Kevin Higgins to next Thursdays happening.
About this weeks guest reader:
Kevin was satirist-in-residence with the alternative literature website The Bogman’s Cannon 2015-16. 2016 – The Selected Satires of Kevin Higgins was published by NuaScéalta in 2016. Song of Songs 2:0 – New & Selected Poems was published by Salmon in Spring 2017. Kevin is a highly experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success.
He has facilitated poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre and taught Creative Writing at Galway Technical Institute for the past fifteen years. Kevin is the Creative Writing Director for the NUI Galway International Summer School and also teaches on the NUIG BA Creative Writing Connect programme.
His poems have been praised by, among others, Tony Blair’s biographer John Rentoul, Observer columnist Nick Cohen, writer and activist Eamonn McCann, historian Ruth Dudley Edwards, and Sunday Independent columnist Gene Kerrigan; and have been quoted in The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Times (London), Hot Press magazine, The Daily Mirror and on The Vincent Browne Show.
The Stinging Fly magazine has described Kevin as “likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland”.