East Cork writer and Galway based Elizabeth Power is a feminist activist, performance poet and fiction writer. She is a graduate of MA in Writing from NUIG and has won or being placed in fiction competitions such as Johnathon Swift Flash Fiction, Dromineer Flash Fiction, Maria Edgeward and June Fest Short Story. She been published widely in Ireland, UK and US. See elizbethpowerwriter.com
The piece she will perform The God Who Hated Women is described it as a gothic alternative women’s history or what men forgot to say.
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 Events are not recorded to support Poets to read unpublished material without impacting future publishing possibilities.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.