Three events under the umbrella title Word On The Street will render the Gasyard a haven of spoken and written word celebrations.
At 7pm, the Gasyard Centre, Derry will be the final stop for the Culture Night Poetry Trail. An event that will have introduced audiences to different poets, sharing their work at various cultural locations around Derry on a journey through poetry. A stalwart in the literary calendar for Culture Night in Derry.
Followed by A Novel Discussion at 8pm. Join Sue Divin, Brian McGilloway, Claire Allan and Dave Duggan as they discuss the sense of place in their writing, the writing process and issues their works tackle. Expect banter and insight, topical conversation and a fair dose of Derry wit.
Finally, we end the night with Off The Page at 9pm.
Four spoken word artists, Abby Oliveria, Niall O’Mianain, Frank Rafferty and Mel Bradley, challenge the ideals of literary inclusion by showcasing their individual oratory stylings and diverse voices. Spoken word may have taken longer to get literary recognition than its page counterpart, but it’s been around for a lot longer. And we’re going to show you why.