Poetry Reading: John Pinschmidt + Open Mic | Not the time to be silent

Poetry Reading: John Pinschmidt + Open Mic | Not the time to be silent


7:45 pm - 9:15 pm


Online, n/a, n/a

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Not the time to be silent-is an online Arts response to social distancing in the form of a weekly Poetry reading + open mic event and a community group. 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 Events are not recorded to support Poets to read unpublished material without impacting future publishing possibilities.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

John Pinschmidt Biography
Born in 1947 in Denver, Colorado, John is a retired high school English and Drama teacher, living in Herbertstown, Co. Limerick with his Irish wife.
He has written poetry for over 40 years, and became part of the Limerick poetry scene in 2009, when he unexpectedly took second place in the Cuisle Poetry Slam. He has had poems in many publications, including The Revival Poetry Journal, Stony Thursday, Boyne Berries, and Poetry Scotland. In 2014 his first poetry collection, Maiden Voyage, was published by Revival Press. Copies can be purchased through the Limerick Writers’ Centre.

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