The Cáca Milis Cabaret has been on the go for nearly five years now, adapting a vaudevillian format for its presentation of "a little of each of the arts." The event, originally based in Wexford, but now in Dublin too, has delivered everything from dark songsters to Burlesque babes, new drama, mime, short film and an actual "Dog Act" with live guitar-playing canine. But it has also played host to some of Ireland's foremost voices in writing, poetry and spoken word, from emerging sparklers like Sarah Maria Griffin to the venerable Mr. Colm Toibín. This anthology, edited by Helena Mulkerns and with a splendidly wild intro by Patrick McCabe, gives a sweet taste of the Cabaret's literary delights.
The book is launched by Dermot Bolger, who has also contributed a poem to the anthology – along with Emer Martin, Peter Murphy, six Welsh writers, Eoin Colfer and Susan Lanigan. The kick-off is at 7pm, and there will be music and dance to compliment the readings. For more see: www.tarapress.net or www.cacamilis.org
||Taking the Mic is an open mic night at the Irish Writers' Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. There's a place for scriveners of every hue.
Admission is free and doors are at 7.00 pm, whence we'll start taking names of people who'd like to perform around. You can't sign up by email, you've got to be there. The earlier spots fill first.
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