North West Words has been hosting a monthly reading series in Letterkenny since 2010. Presenting writers reading in English, or in Irish, often alongside local musicians, it also provides an opportunity for local writers to read their work in an open mic.
Trish Bennett 8:00pm
Trish is a border bandit from County Leitrim who’s settled herself into a bee loud glade in Fermanagh. She writes about the shenanigans of her family, and other creatures. Sometimes she rants. Bennett’s won or been placed in several competitions, and was Shortlisted in the Aurivo / Donegal Creameries & North West Words Poetry Competitions in 2017 & 2018.
Rodney Deery Music 8:20pm
Rodney comes from an esteemed musical family, his mum and dad Mai and Vivian, were part of the biggest dance bands in the country during the dance hall days. A singer, he also plays piano, saxophone, clarinet, performing regularly with wife Claire and his father. His 8 year old daughter Rose sometimes joins in, making it three generations performing together.
Colin Hassard 9:00pm
Colin is a poet from Belfast. He is a two-time Ulster Poetry Slam Champion, was Runner Up in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2018 and was selected as one of Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British and Irish Poets. A resident poet on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Science & Stuff’, he has toured his own show and has regularly performed at major Irish festivals including Electric Picnic, Belfast International Arts Festival and Lingofest.
Open Mic 9:20pm – 10.00pm
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Genres: Performance / Poetry / Spoken Word
Facilities: Bar / Café / Restaurant
Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible
Address: 29-45 Upper Main St, Letterkenny
Phone: 087 757 44 47
No Booking Required