Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Renowned poet Stephen Sexton


SPEAKEASY is delighted to bring Belfast poet Stephen Sexton to Waterford for its third poetry and open mic event, which is happening on Friday, November 25, at 8pm in Phil Grimes Pub.

Stephen will be the featured poet on the night; he will read some of his poems and discuss his work. He lives in Belfast and is the author of the acclaimed collection, ‘If All the World And Love Were Young’. His first collection won the Forward Prize, one of poetry’s top awards.

The featured musician for the next SpeakEasy is an up and coming young talent, Eva Luna, who is also known for featuring in the band Luna Juniper. Stephen and Eva will be joined by a host of local writers and poets who will have the opportunity to share their work during the open mic section.

“SpeakEasy has made a strong start, and we hope we will keep building on that success and bringing more top poetic talent to Waterford in 2023,” says Derbhile Graham, who is involved in organising the event along with Mary Frances Ryan, Billy Fenton, Noel Howley and Michael Flynn.

Entry will be €5 on the door and all are welcome to read their work at the open mic, or to come and listen. SpeakEasy is grant assisted by the Arts Office Waterford City and Council, and also receives support from the Granville Hotel and Phil Grimes Pub.

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