Four stories from a sunny Saturday evening in a marquee in South Belfast, 16 June 2018, on the theme Habits as part of the Belfast Book Fair Lit Crawl. Margaret McClory on life in a habit as a nun, a debut from Louise Reddick on teenage habits, Caroline Orr - the girl who can't say no and Jane Searle on childhood rituals. Your hosts are Pádraig & Paul.
More from our night in the Black Box on 30 May when the theme was Regret. Two stories that could hardly be more different - Walker Ewart with a beautiful story of loss and regret & Richard O'Leary with an hilarious insight into the mind of a would-be revolutionary in the 1980s.
It was a warm spring evening on 30 May in the Black Box when Caroline Orr told us about the one who got away even if he was a "backslider"; Patrick McKiernan told of his regrets about his late father and Claire Mitchell who was pimping out her dog. Hosted by Paul Doran & Padraig Ó Tuama with a few little mini-tales of their own.
Here is a single story from Paul Hutchinson on some misbehaving Boy Scouts on a trip to London, told at Lisburn Civic Centre on 2 May, 2018.
Two amazing women, both first-timers at tenx9, with two brilliant stories told at a special evening in conjunction with Unison on LGBT awareness on 16 May, 2018. Both stories involve turning the tables on aggressors: Amanda Verlaque tells of a death threat and Heather Fleming has a story of defiance with mild eroticism & a couple of well-used F-bombs.
Here are three more stories from our evening in Lisburn on 2 May 2018: Jane Searle and her Enid Blyton past; Pádraig Ó Tuama & his magnetism for the odd, especially on aeroplanes; Sean Harvey & his online gaming past (& present).
Here is Eliza MacCafferty with a funny, romantic tale of teenage love, angst & environmental awareness played out at the Donegal Gaeltacht told in the Black Box in Belfast on 25 April 2018 when the theme was - appropriately enough - LOVE.
Tenx9 was invited to Lisburn and its fantastic civic centre to host an evening, 2 May 2018, on the theme - GAMES. Here are three stories from that evening: Helen Killick & some meteorological games; Malachí O'Doherty who gamely saved the day; twosome Cheryl & Alan Meban who tag-teamed a story about extreme board-gaming. Your hosts are Pádraig and Paul.
On 28 April 2018, the village of Hillsborough Co Down got a flavour of tenx9 as part of the Festival of Literature and Ideas. We have three stories on the theme Village Life: Jacqui Kerr on a much-missed neighbour; Maureen Boyle looking out from her village to the world; Jan Carson on the poshest village in England with Paul Doran hosting.
Here is Helen McClements with a very powerful story from 25 April when the theme was Love. (Apologies for one or two sound glitches.)