CAP is pleased to bring you another Lit UP event, created and hosted by poet Michael Wilson. It’s a poetry event with a twist. We encourage performers to read a mix of their own work, along with poems by poets they love and are inspired by.
This month, Linda McKenna and Skylar J Wynter will be the featured poets.
- Thursday 15 April
- 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
- This event takes place on Zoom.
There’s also an Open Mic.
To participate email: email@example.com to book your slot (please note: there are limited slots).
Originally from North County Dublin, Linda McKenna has lived in Downpatrick, County Down for over 20 years. She began writing poetry in 2015. In 2018 she won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and the Red Line Book Festival poetry competition.
Her debut collection of poems, In the Museum of Misremembered Things, was published by Doire Press in March 2020. The title poem won the An Post/Irish Book Awards Irish Poem of the Year for 2020.
She has had poems published in a number of journals including, Poetry Ireland Review, Crannog, the North, the Honest Ulsterman.
She is working on her second collection of poems.
Skylar J Winter
Skylar J Wynter, is the best-selling Author of a collection of poetry and flash fiction entitled, Pieces of Humanity which is to be included in the goodie bags gifted to Oscar and Logie nominees this year.
2020 saw her join the world of zoom poetry, launch Pieces of Humanity, Headline events across the USA and UK, not ever win a slam but have fun trying, and foster many new friendships with poets across the globe.
2021 will see the release of her second book of poetry and art, the manuscript for her third book of poetry completed, and her nemesis in the form of her first novel, beaten into submission. In May her first foray into spoken word film, a collaborative piece with American spoken word artist, Special K, will be released and she will appear as a guest artist in a filmed Midsummer event created by Jamie Morogh McCormick in June.
When she is not writing she likes to create jewellery and garden sculptures, loves a great book, a sunny day and witnessing humans behaving decently. She hates cooking, meal planning and intolerance. Skylar hopes that Covid-19 disappears, that online poetry events don’t and that she finds time to sleep somewhere between projects.