WriteNow celebrates all things Irish…
Looking forward in so many ways to the Whiskey and Poetry Salon coming up soon! The evening of candlelit wit, wisdom and words will be hosted by Neil McCarthy, a published Irish poet and all-round raconteur based in Vienna, and held – as is only natural – on St. Patrick’s Day!
And this time around, the popular event will be co-hosted by Write Now, the Embassy of Ireland in Austria, and the Irish Studies Department at Vienna University.
On the evening, Neil will bring along four high-quality Irish whiskies, invite his guests and new friends to enjoy the fine tipples with him, along with Irish finger food such as sour dough bread, cheeses, salmon and more.
As each whiskey is opened, Neil will talk briefly about the history of the distillery in question, offer a description of each, while weaving in some of his own witty and wise poetry. He will be accompanied throughout by David, an Irish fiddler also based in Vienna, to warm the evening up further still.
In between each new whiskey, four or five guests will also be invited at random to share with the group a piece of poetry they themselves have written, or simply read and enjoyed somewhere along the way! So don’t come empty handed!
It all adds up to a quintessentially Irish way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with some beautiful whiskies and refined words. Look forward to seeing you there!
Where: Palais Palffy, Josefsplatz 6, 1010 Wien (30 seconds’ walk from the Albertina)
When: Thursday 17 March 2016, 8.00 – 11.00 pm
Cost: €12.00 a ticket (in advance only, via Eventbrite)