IT UP is back! The poetry event with a twist, where performers are encouraged to read other poets’ works as well as their own. 18+
About this event
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.
LIT UP 21st OCTOBER 7.30pm-9.30pm
Lit Up is a regular poetry night with a twist: we encourage performers to read a mix of their own work along with poems by writers they admire and are inspired by.
Ltd spaces for open mic have filled up but we are taking reserve list poets.
Our LIT UP host will co headline the event, fresh from performing and curanting at the Stendhal Festival here in Co Derry
This month’s headliners are masters of the craft: DAVID BRAZIEL & STEPHEN SEXTON
David Braziel is a Poet, writer and spoken word performer. Three times winner of the Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam and a regional and national finalist in the All Ireland Poetry Slam. David has hosted and performed shows at festivals and events across Northern Ireland and Ireland. David’s first collection of poems “I Am Not a Poet- And Other Poems” was published in 2015 and his one-person show “Too Big for Words” was performed in Belfast in 2017. He is working on a new collection and a new show for 2022
Stephen Sexton’s first book, If All the World and Love Were Young was the winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2019 and the Shine / Strong Award for Best First Collection. He was awarded the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2020. He was the winner of the National Poetry Competition in 2016 and the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. He teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. A second book, Cheryl’s Destinies is published in 2021.
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