Remember The pSoken Wrod?

The pSoken Wrod is Clonakilty’s monthly forum for poets, authors, songwriters and anybody who has an interest in the written word in all its forms, spoken.

It is well known that writers follow a solitary, isolated profession with sometimes no place to share their hard work so this the place for it. The pSoken Wrod meets at 8.30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at De Barra’s Folk Club, Pearse St., Clonakilty and has had a regular voice there since October 2013.

The evening begins with a free-for-all writing exercise with a prize to it, followed most times with a guest speaker. Our guest speaker on Tuesday June 6th is Angela Patten, originally from Dublin, now Vermont. She is the author of three poetry collections, winner of many prizes and senior lecturer in English at UV. She will be joined by her husband, poet Daniel Lusk.

Moze Jacobs carries out further investigation with her Stand-Up Guest Interview and after a short break, those who wish may take advantage of the open mic to make a brief presentation of their work be it poetry, prose, song or other art performance.

You don’t have to be a writer; anyone with an interest in literature and words is welcome to sit back and enjoy. There is no cover charge, just a passing pot for contributions. Inquiries to: Mobile 0866094296 and follow on Facebook – Psoken Wrod

The pSoken Wrod will be active during the Clonakilty Organic Arts’ Festival with an evening on Saturday 17th June from 7.00-9.30 in De Barra’s and taking part in open air poetry presentations during the festival. Come along and get a feel of what the evening is all about.

As a separate but conjoined event, The pSoken Wrod will be taking part in Clonakilty Bloomsday Celebrations. Bloomsday in Clonakilty will be celebrated for the third year running on Friday, June 16th. It is now traditional for everyone, dressed or not in Joycean garb, to meet at the Post Office at noon before making the epic voyage through the town to De Barra’s Folk Club. Our special guest is local man Phillip Joyce, James Joyce’s grandnephew.

Phillip will be sharing stories and anecdotes from his family and the Cork history of the Joyce’s. We will be showing a quick guide to Ulysses with slides and music followed by an open invitation for all attending to read or share their own story or experience of Ulysses. There will be servings of Gorgonzola cheese, fresh kidneys and black pudding as well as light refreshments courtesy of M J O’Neill’s Butchers, The Real Olive Company, and De Barra’s. All are welcome to participate. All enquiries to .’

Other offshoots during the Clonakilty Organic Arts’ Festival are an evening of words, cake, and beverages in Molly’s Café on Friday night and readings in Café on the Lane on Sunday afternoon. Check out the festival website for the latest updates –

The pSoken Wrod always looks forward to new faces and guests who want to have a go at the Spoken Word. Look forward to meeting you.