17 – 26 May


Takin’ the Mic

Friday, 24 May
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)
Free, booking required

It’s back! The Irish Writers Centre’s everpopular Takin’ the Mic returns for a bilingual evening of poetry and prose. Hosted by writer Marcus Mac Conghail, the event features a guest performance from Nicole Flattery, along with open mic slots for poets, writers, musicians and comedians. Five minutes per performer and slots on a first come, first served basis (advance booking essential visit ilfdublin.com). Go on… what are you waiting for?

Irish Writers Centre – Young Writer Delegates:

In association with the Irish Writers Centre, we’re delighted to welcome six Young Writer Delegates at the festival this year. Sam Cox, Ruth Ennis, Cassia Gaden Gilmartin, James Hudson, Fiona Murphy McCormack and Aoife Riach will be mentored by Colm Keegan, and will showcase their work at the Taking the Mic event. They’ll be checking out festival events and giving us their insights and feedback via our social media platforms. We look forward to hearing their views on the future direction of the festival and to welcoming them into the wider festival team.