Monday, May 13th

These Monday Fringe Events (not managed or produced by the Munster Literature Center) are events that we are delighted to draw attention to

Launch of The Blue in the Blue Marble by John Mee

6.30pm, Waterstones | Free

Mícheál McCann

The Blue in the Blue Marble by John Mee, winner of the Straid Collection Award 2023, will be launched at Waterstones, Cork at 6.30pm.

John Mee won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2015 and the Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition in 2016. He has published poetry in magazines such as The Rialto, Bad Lilies, Poetry Ireland Review, Magma, The London Magazine and The North. His pamphlet, From the Extinct, was published by Southword Editions in 2017. His first collection, The Blue in the Blue Marble, is being published by Templar Poetry in 2024 as a winner of the Straid Collection Award 2023. He works in the Law School at University College Cork.

Ó Bheal: Poetry Films, Five Word Challenge, Guest poets & Open-mic

o bheal7.00 p.m. Poetry films
8.30 p.m. Five Word Challenge
9.20 p.m. Guest poets Joanne McCarthy and Eoin Mac Evoy

Ó Bhéal is a hybrid poetry event held on the 2nd Monday of each month in The Hayloft Bar (upstairs at The Long Valley, Winthrop St) and Online via zoom. The guest poets on May 13th, in association with Foras na Gaeilge, are Joanne McCarthy and Eoin Mc Evoy. This four-part evening includes: Poetry films (7pm), Five Word Challenge (8.30pm), Guest poets (9.20pm) & later open-mic. To participate please email More details at