Open Mic & Storytelling @ Dick Mack’s

Fri 17 Nov 9pm


Fri 17 Nov


Fiction, Irish language, Non-fiction, Poetry

Inis scéal dom…

You are invited to an evening of storytelling in Dick Mack’s pub on Green St, led by Bláithín Mac Donnell.

Drawing on the notion of pubs and kitchen tables as sites for stories to unfold, to be told and retold, the storytelling evening will take place in what was Bláithín’s grandparents’ dining room in Dick Mack’s pub. Performances will unfurl over the course of the evening and as pints are poured and stories shared the audience will be invited to tell one of their own.

There will be performances by Bláithín Mac Donnell, Judy Kravis, Laura Fitzgerald and Nicholas McLachlan, as well as an open mic session inviting you the audience to join in, step up and share a scéal.

Bláithín Mac Donnell is an artist who explores how we share and retell stories through performance, text, collage and sound. Concerned with the entanglement between rural and digital infrastructures, her work seeks to attend to a sense of place by meshing the past, present and future. Currently a PhD researcher at NCAD, she holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and a BA from Goldsmiths, London.

Judy Kravis has published short fiction and poetry. She wrote the libretto for the opera Hot Food with Strangers, which has been performed in London and Ireland, taught French literature at University College, Cork, and is the author of Teaching Literature: Writers and Teachers Talking (1995), and co-author, with Peter Morgan, of several collaborations and artists’ books, through their Road Books project.

Laura Fitzgerald is a visual artist working in drawing, painting, installation, video, and text. She is graduate of both the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and Royal College of Art, London. She is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award (Arts Council of Ireland) for 2022-23 and received the Golden Fleece award in 2020.

Nicholas McLachlan is a writer and teacher of poetry and fiction. His first collection of poetry, The Rain Barrel, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2015. From 1995-2010 he was director of Dingle Writing Courses. He produced and edited Ildána, a bi-lingual book of West Kerry art and writing (2008) and 80 MPH, A Festschrift for Leland Bardwell (2002). He is a member of the Dingle Lit committee.