Dublin Literary Event Guide!

A quick guide to weekly, monthly and upcoming events around Dublin!

Weekly Events
Open Mic
Upcoming Events

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Weekly Events

Cirque Des Rêves
Date: Tues 15th – Sat 19th December
Address: Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, Ireland
About: There once was a girl who wished to escape her ordinary life for something a little more extraordinary. Then one day the circus came to town, and suddenly an ordinary life didn’t seem so quite so bad after all… Tickets €12/€10/€8

Listen at Bello Bar
Date: 17 Dec 2015
Address: Bello Bar, 1 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8, Dublin at 7pm
About: Monthly night of creative music and spoken word with 5 very different acts of exceptional music. Tickets are€15.

Open Mic

Date: Last Wednesday of every month.
Address: Toner’s Bar (Baggot St)
About: Staccato is Dublin’s newest Spoken Word event founded by writer Tanya Farrelly and co-hosted by David Butler.

Flying South
Date: Last Friday of every month.
Address: Fringe Lab, Sycamore Building, Sycamore Street, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
About:Flying South is a free, monthly, mental health themed arts and open mic night. All forms of spoken word are welcome – poetry, comedy, drama, performance, and storytelling as well as those who would just like to come along to listen & maybe have a chat. Free tea, coffee and sweets!

Cave Writings
Date: Every two weeks
Address: The Ink Factory
About: Cave Writings is a nomadic tribe of creatives of various mediums who regularly come together and share their work. Primarily writers, we are also artists, scientists and filmmakers who come, speak and share ideas.

FRESH Poetry Slam
Date: TBC
Address: Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
About: Fresh is a poetry slam competition with live spoken word and is hosted by Aidan Murphy and Edel Doran. There is an open sign-up for poets with twelve getting to compete. Prizes are issued to five poets as a percentage of door takings.

Slam Sunday
Date: Monthly
Address: Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2 at 7.30PM
About:Slam Sunday is a monthly spoken word poetry competition. Entry is open to anyone on the night, and contestants are chosen at random. Cash prizes are awarded for top 3 poets on the night.

The Circle Sessions
Date: Every Monday night.
Address: The International Bar, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 at 8:00PM (Doors 7PM)
About: A night of spoken word poetry, storytelling, music and performance. Free Admission.

Dublin’s Underground Beat
Date: Every Wednesday night.
Address: The International Bar on Wicklow Street from 8PM to midnight.
About: A free night of music and poetry with spoken word and music performers. Six acts perform, followed by an open mic to all.

Upcoming Events

First Fortnight
Date: 1st Jan- 16th Jan
Address: Various
About: First Fortnight is a charity-based organisation with the express aim of challenging mental health prejudice
through the creative arts.

The 4th Doolin Writers’ Weekend
Date: 4th-6th of March 2016.
Address:Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare
About: Hotel Doolin hosts Doolin writers weekend with competitions and workshops.

Mountains to Sea – dlr Book Festival 2016
Date: March 9th to 13th
Address: County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co.Dublin
About: Mountains to Sea is a literary festival for readers of all ages and interests. Headlining the festival will be Michael Parkinson in conversation with his son Michael. This will be preceded by a special event on 2nd February 2016 when the iconic author John Irving discuses his new book Avenue of Mysteries with John Boyne.

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