See below for an outline of Ó Bhéal's October and November events. The night begins with a selection of poetry-films, screened between 8.30-9.30pm. The Five Words poetry challenge starts at 9.30pm. Guest poets begin around 10.00pm, for between 30-45 minutes, after which follows the usual open-mic session. Be sure to come early to get good seats!
Monday 1st October: Mary-Jane Holmes
Monday 8th October: Ó Bhéal in association with the Heritage Council presents Make a Connection (Event 5 of 6)
Emmanuel Jakpa and Ismael Ramos
For the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), Ó Bhéal presents a series of paired readings featuring established Irish or European poets with poets who have migrated to Ireland.
Sunday 14th October: The 6th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition in association with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Cinema
The competition shortlist of thirty one poetry-films will be screened in two parts at the Blacknight Festival Centre, in Dali on Carey’s Lane, Cork. The films were chosen from 193 submissions from 33 countries, all completed in the last two years. Our 2018 judges, poet Anamaría Crowe Serrano and filmmaker Oonagh Kearney, will select one winner to receive IndieCork‘s award for best poetry film.
Screening 1 – Dali, Carey’s Lane – 3pm, Sun 14th Oct
Screening 2 – Dali, Carey’s Lane – 5pm, Sun 14th Oct
Monday 15th October: Julie O’Callaghan
Monday 22nd October: Iggy McGovern
Monday 29th October: Jazz-Poetry Night with Sex W. Johnston and Darragh Hennessy, in association with The Cork Jazz Festival
Monday 5th November: Ó Bhéal in association with the Heritage Council presents Make a Connection (Event 6 of 6)
Zoya Zoya, Asad Mahmud, Mel White and Ilyana Kuhling
Monday 12th November: Shara Lessley
Monday 19th November: Knute Skinner
Thursday 22nd- Sunday 25th November: Ó Bhéal in association with The Kino presents the 6th Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Weekend Festival of Poetry
Ó Bhéal’s sixth Winter Warmer festival weekend will feature twenty-three poets who will read and perform on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival in the all-newly refurbished, iconic arthouse cinema, The Kinoon Washington Street, Cork city.
Monday 26th November: Eleanor Hooker