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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Last Wednesday Series and Open Mike

It was interesting to attend another open mic.  This event took place in Cassidy's on Westmoreland Street and it was divided into four sections with four readers in each section.  The night is run by the Seven Towers Agency.  Oran Ryan and Ross Hattaway who had been featured readers at the Boyne Readings held fort on home turf.  Michael Farry was the featured reader and he read from his collection that won joint third in the Patrick Kavanagh Award 09. 

It was an entertaining night with some hip-hop rap style offerings and one lady sang verses of Ain't no sunshine when she's gone... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXVf2hAWRQM




There were a lot of talented writers to be heard certainly.  I was quite taken with the drapes on the open mic stage.  They were gothic and rich.  Pictured above are Michael Farry and myself.  The Seven Towers Agency seems to be co-ordinated by Sarah Lundberg and they organise events in Chapters on Parnell Street too! Well done to them.

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