Tell It To The Music

On the 9th it’s our (belated) birthday event! We’ll be posting about a theme/challenge open micers can take part in for this one. We’re also celebrating with an extra headliner, Ciarán Hodgers, who is celebrating the release of his second poetry collection Solastalgia.

Ciarán Hodgers (he/him/his) is an Irish spoken word poet based in the UK. His debut poetry collection
Cosmocartography, published by Burning Eye Books in 2018, was shortlisted for the prestigious Rubery Book
Award and toured the UK & Ireland, featuring in national media on both sides of the pond.
Winner of the Sean Dunne National Young Writer Award in 2010, an International Pangaea Poetry Slam
Champion 2015 and the Word War 3 Slam Champion, he has been shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize,
OutSpoken Prize for Poetry and longlisted for the Not The Foreword and Gingko Eco-poetry competition.
Published internationally in journals, anthologies, festivals, exhibitions and curriculum texts, he is also an
experienced workshop leader and creative mentor, supporting people with their creative practice towards
publication and a sustainable, consistent creativity.