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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Waterford Writers' Weekend

There wasa range of attractive events on the Waterford Writers Weekend programme  I missed most of them but did manage to get a flavour of one event. Liam Merriman was the MC of the Writers' Open Mic evening on Saturday night in Downes Pub. This is a great format and I enjoyed a variety of contributers  reading poems and prose on an array of topics from showband dancehall memories,  to thoughts on bereavement. Conor Nolan read Noel O Regan's  winning entry  in the Sean Dunne Writing Competition - a short story How to Defend against Vikings, picking up nicely on the Invader theme currently  in vogue in civic arts.
Special guest on the evening was Stephen James Smith, a performance poet who didn't so much read his lines as declaim them in a suitably theatrical manner that commanded attention. Check out his style in the video below.

**The evening closed with a set of his own songs by the MC for the evening,  Liam Merriman accompanied on bass by Nick Bankes and Damien MCDonnell on percussion.

**Post  amended 31/3/2014

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