Brilliant and funny performance poet, Siobhán MacMahon, will read and chat in convivial café surroundings.
- 10.30am – 11.15am Cinnamon Alley, Hanly’s Place, Nenagh
- 11.30am – 12.15pm Deborah’s Café, 16 Silver Street, Nenagh
FREE EVENT – NO BOOKING NECESSARY
Siobhan Mac Mahon is a poet and performer with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Dublin. She has been writing and performing her poetry for many years in England, Ireland and across Europe. Siobhan won the WOMAD Festival poetry slam in 2017 and was poet in residence for The International Permaculture Conference in 2016. She has been published both online and in print, most recently in a Bloodaxe/ Raving Beauties Anthology, Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women. She was shortlisted for the Hennessey Award for New Irish Writing 2019.
She is actively involved in the “100 Thousand Poets for Change” worldwide movement and runs creative writing workshops in a wide range of diverse communities and settings.
Cafe Trail: Siobhan will also be reading from her work in our Café Trail on Saturday 5 October.
Cinnamon Alley, Hanly’s Place, Nenagh – 10.30am – 11.15am
Deborah’s Cafe, 16, Silver Street Nenagh 11.30am-12.15pm
The cafe trail events are free and no booking is necessary.
Siobhan Mac Mahon will also be leading one of our annual workshops with Paul McNamara for Transition Year Students in Lough Derg Yacht Club on 4 October, 9am-3pm.
Pre-booked groups only.
Enjoy Sunday brunch at Steeples Cafe while Jane Clarke and Geraldine Mitchell read poems by their colleague and friend, Shirley McClure, who died in 2016. After Shirley’s death, Jane edited a collection of her poems, Origami Doll, that was published earlier this year. Jane and Geraldine will read for you and discuss why Shirley McClure was an important figure in their lives and in the Irish poetry landscape.