Poet John McCullough + Open Mic | Not the time to be silent

Poet John McCullough + Open Mic  | Not the time to be silent


7:45 pm - 9:45 pm


NTTTBS hosted live from Limerick
Limerick, Limerick, limerick, limerick

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Jan 7 2021, the first NTTTBS event of the year is John McCullough.
John McCullough’s latest collection of poems, Reckless Paper Birds (Penned in the
Margins), won the 2020 Hawthornden prize for literature and was shortlisted for the
Costa Poetry Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of Brighton and
lives in Hove with his partner and two cats.

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 Events are not recorded to support Poets to read unpublished material without impacting future publishing possibilities.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 the Arts Council of Ireland

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