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october, 2019

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02jul(jul 2)12:00 am31dec(dec 31)11:45 pmThe Moth Poetry Prize 2019

10jul(jul 10)12:00 am20oct(oct 20)11:45 pmEYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2019

10sep(sep 10)7:00 pm15oct(oct 15)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

17sep(sep 17)7:00 pm22oct(oct 22)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

24sep(sep 24)7:00 pm29oct(oct 29)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

26sep7:30 pm26oct9:00 pmBang Said The Gun

01octAll DayMeet With A Poem

01oct7:00 pm05nov(nov 5)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

02oct6:15 pm8:45 pmThe Last Tree direcort Q&A Poetry workshop with Be Manzini and Jamal 'Eklipse' Msebele

02oct7:00 pm10:00 pmLaura Scott, So Many Rooms: Carcanet Book Launch

02oct7:00 pmLaura Scott, So Many Rooms: Carcanet Book Launch


03oct12:30 pm2:00 pmHaiku Encounter: In search of Truth

03oct6:00 pm8:30 pmGaudent Angeli by Mary O'Malley: Carcanet Book Launch Dublin

03oct6:00 pm7:30 pmTony Maude Poetry Performance

03oct6:00 pm8:00 pmOpen Mic Night

03oct6:00 pm9:00 pmNational Trust Poetry Reading Fundraiser

03oct6:30 pm9:00 pmOPEN MIC at NORTH LIBRARY

05oct2:00 pm5:00 pmPoetry Prescribed: Speaking Truths

05oct2:00 pm4:00 pmCreative Writing Workshop - Women Engineers: from Fact to Fantasy

06oct7:30 pm11:45 pmDreading Poetry Competion

08oct7:00 pm9:00 pmRachel Mann Double Book Launch: Carcanet & Canterbury

08oct(oct 8)7:00 pm12nov(nov 12)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

10oct(oct 10)7:00 pm13(oct 13)9:00 pmRipon Poetry Festival

10oct7:00 pm10:30 pmSpoken, Not Stirred

11oct6:30 pm9:00 pmGaudent Angeli by Mary O'Malley: Carcanet Book Launch Galway

15oct(oct 15)7:00 pm19nov(nov 19)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

18oct7:00 pmPaper Tiger Poetry Open Micthird Friday of the month

22oct(oct 22)7:00 pm26nov(nov 26)10:00 pmWhere Words Meet Music

23oct6:30 pm8:00 pmThe Artist of Our Freedom: Ben Okri Reads

23oct7:00 pm9:00 pmPoetry London Autumn 2019 Readings

24oct5:30 pm8:00 pmAnthony Anaxagorou reads from his new collection 'After the Formalities'

24oct7:30 pm10:00 pmDouble-Tracking by Rosanna Mclaughlin: Carcanet/Little Island Book Launch

25oct1:00 pm9:30 pmCarcanet at 50: Ireland Symposium

26oct7:30 pm26nov9:00 pmBang Said The Gun