Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December Boyne Open Mic

A cozy and intimate evening is promised for this month’s Boyne Readings and Open Mic, which take place in Trim tomorrow evening (Thursday) in the Village Hall of the Knightsbridge Retirement Home, Longwood Road, Trim, starting at 8pm.

Paddy Smith, chairman of the Boyne Writers Group, which holds these monthly readings on the third Thursday of every month, said they expected readers to be seasonal in their presentations. “I think people are in the right mood just now,” he said. “They’ve had enough of 4-year plans and bailouts. We’re intent on providing them with a refuge for a couple of hours and I think it’s safe to assume that they’re in form for jingling some bells and breaking the silence of the night with some Christmas-inspired writings.”

The December session is more informal than the other nights of readings, he said. “We don’t have a featured reader but, in a way, everyone who turns up will be a featured reader and will be given a bit longer than usual in which to read their material.”

All writers of poetry and prose are welcome to read their own work in the friendly atmosphere of the open mic session.Visitors are particularly welcome, whether they wish to read or not. We might even manage a few mince pies!


Orla Fay said...

Just working away on a poem for it now, 20 lines so far! :)

Michael Farry said...

Good Girl Orla, looking forward to hearing it!