Monday, 28 August 2017

Cold Coffee Cup Spoken Word

Westport Arts Festival 2017 are running a spoken word segment, open for submissions and open to both emerging and established creators and performers.

Since its launch this past April, Cold Coffee Stand has showcased new work by poets and authors both Irish and international.


  • Submissions should run no more than 10 minutes of performance time per piece.  
  • Performers can submit up to three entries.
  • The Cold Coffee selection panel and guest judge Roberta Beary (Modern Haiku) will consider spoken word in any genre (poetry, prose, rap, theatre), provided it is the work of a single performer and does not exceed the time limit.
  • The first entry will cost €10, for two entries the cost is €15 and €20 for three. 
  • Closing date for submissions is Sunday September 10th.

A shortlist of five finalists will be announced on Thursday 14th September. The finalists must be available to perform their submitted work in Westport on Friday September 29 at the inaugural Cold Coffee Cup Spoken Word Night at the Gallery Wine Bar at 8pm.

Upload your details on the Westport Arts Festival's online form, submit the links to your video submission and pay your entry fee and fill in the form!

Links should be to your own website or to a publicly accessible format on a video hosting site such as Vimeo or Youtube. 

All submissions, short-listed or otherwise, will be published and promoted by Cold Coffee Stand alongside their regular programming of poetry and short fiction:

The best received performance on the night will be awarded a €500 cash prize.

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