The LAST WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC reading is a showcase event for published writers from Ireland and abroad, (including self publications) with an opportunity to publicise and sell books, as well as a combined showcase and peer review event for new and upcoming writers. It also, for many of those who come along for the strong social element to this event, a pleasant evening spent in the company of others, and an opportunity to hear many different styles of writing: poetry, short stories, experimental prose, sometimes in many different languages and styles of expression.We encourage all those to purchase a beverage at the bar, and to please drink sensibly.
The Seven Towers Agency publishes an anthology Census which carries the ‘best of’ from this event. The first anthology was published in December 2008 and included the work or more than 30 writers. In addition a number of the writers represented by and/or published by the Seven Towers Agency were discovered at this event – including Steve Conway, author of Shiprocked: Life on the Waves with Radio Caroline and Quincy R Lehr author of the poetry collection Across the Grid of Streets, and current associate editor of The Raintown Review. The Last Wednesday Series Reading and Open Mike is unlike most other events of its type
It is run by the Seven Towers Agency which is a literary agency, and publishing house; The Last Wednesday Series in Ireland currently include Ross Hattaway, Oran Ryan, Noel Ó Briain, Steve Conway. Resident writers at The Last Wednesday SerThe Last Wednesday Series in at the Box Downstairs at the Twisted Pepper in Dublin is Declan McLoughlin; MC at The Last Wednesday Series in Other poets who read regularly with the Seven Towers Agency are Catherine Ann Cullen, Barbara Smith, Liam Aungier, Patrick Chapman, Seamus Cashman, Hugh McFadden (by no means an exhaustive list. Hopefully you too will come along, if not to read, at least to enjoy the atmosphere. In order to make things run more smoothly we do have a small number of rules at Last Wednesday Series Reading and Open Mike Satellite shot of Rockys of Brooklyn.