Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Poetry Slam (in detail)

Boyne Books in Assosiation with Drogheda Creative Writers and Louth Arts presents:

The Great Drogheda Poetry Slam!

This forthcoming Thursday is National Poetry Day, and we will be celebrating this event here in Drogheda with a Poetry Competition, or “Slam” as it is more commonly known. Basically, this involves local bards battling it our for a top prize of €100. Adjudication is by members of the audience, selected at random, with two rounds, the first of these being an eliminator…It will be fun! Guest poet for the evening is well-known local celebrity “Dixie” Nugent. Participants are required to bring along a max of 3 and a min of 2 pieces of their own work..................

If you are interested in participating, please contact us here at the bookshop between the hours of ten and six. Should you not wish to participate, we would welcome your attendance nonetheless. Admission is a modest €5 and wine/refreshments will be served at the event. 8pm Start. All welcome.

Hoping to see you on the 1st

Monday, September 28, 2009

Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam on this thursday to mark International Poetry Day, with yours truely taking part in a poem-off!!!!! for the first time in many many years ... should be fun, will post poems here afterward.

Callen's Bookstore/Gallery, Drogheda 8 til' late

Saturday, September 12, 2009


ElectroVerse a New Concept multimedia collection of Poetry by Steve Downes as a free e-book. The site will also contain illustrations by artists/photographers which represent individual poems and the overall character of the collection … watch this space for more details soon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Drogheda-Stand-Up for Poetry.

Locally-based comedian Joe Rooney (aka Father Damo from Father Ted) will host an evening of comic verse at Boyne Books/Callan Art 8.pm. on Thursday, September 10th

Poets and non poets are welcome to contribute their own funnies or recite a piece that has tickled their fancy in the following categories:

2.Comic Irish Poetry
4.The Life Cycle
5. Bawdy Verse (careful now)
6.Yer Own Funnies