Takin’ the Mic at DBF


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In Association with The Irish Writers Centre

With Sarah Maria Griffin and Clara Rose Thornton

Venue: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre

Time: 7.00PM – 9.00PM

Free entry

The Irish Writers Centre’s Takin’ the Mic returns to Dublin Book Festival for a fantastic evening of poetry and prose. Hosted by writer Sarah Maria Griffin, the evening will feature a guest performance by spoken-word artist, journalist and broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton as well as the usual open mic for writers, spoken-word artists, comedians and musicians. Clara Rose Thornton is a spoken word artist, culture journalist, event organiser, and RTÉ radio and television broadcaster. She was instrumental in founding the inaugural Black History Month Ireland in 2014, and toured the country as the observance’s headlining performer. Her print cultural criticism is published internationally, including in the Irish Independent and the Irish Times. Clara Rose is Chicago-born (and proud), New-York-simmered, Dublin-dwelling.

All are welcome to perform. See www.irishwriterscentre.ie for the performers’ sign-up list.