What is a Poetry Slam?

The concept of Poetry Slam originated in Chicago in 1984 to move poetry recitals from academia to a more popular audience. Open microphone venues offered the opportunity for contestants who are randomly selected to recite original works with an introduction allowed. The Poetry Slam Kanturk style allows the recital of a

Flash Fiction Prize Giving

Flash Fiction Winning Entries 2017 Mary Bradford ( judge) Kallum Young (runner up in the junior section) Mary Angland (Kanturk Arts Festival committee  ) Sinead Slattery ( runner up) and Breda Sheehan (Kanturk Bookshop) Some more images from the event where all the winning entries were read. Kanturk Arts Festival once again wish