Monday, 16 April 2012


Spoke is an open mic evening hosted by the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, on the third Friday of every month. We welcome performances by writers, spoken word artists, musicians and singers. Please come along at 7.30pm to sign up for the open mic. Email sign-ups are not accepted; you’ve got to be there. Performances will begin around 8pm and continue till around 10.30. We’ll also have a guest performer, who will do a 15-20 minute set.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Graham Tugwell is a writer and performer of Irish distraction and the recipient of the College Green Literary Prize 2010. In what has been described as “one of the best and most sustained indie lit debuts ever” his work has appeared in over fifty journals, including Anobium, The Quotable, Pyrta, THIS Literary Magazine, L’Allure Des Mots and Poddle. He enjoys writing work of abiding strangeness, aimed at provoking that apocalyptic oscillation when the brain cannot decide what is appropriate— laughter or grief. He regularly performs at Milk & Cookies storytelling events and other venues around Dublin.
He has lived his whole life in the village where all of his stories take place. He loves it with a very special kind of hate. His website is

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