It’s the final event of the 10 Days in Dublin ’10 Grand in Dublin’ fundraising campaign. We are pleased to announce an evening of poetry and spoken word from a range of exciting and esteemed writers and poets, with kind assistance from The New Theatre.
The spoken word scene in Dublin is thriving at the moment and while in the UK & US it is an art form in its own right it’s something that hasn’t really moved beyond open mic nights in Ireland despite our great tradition of storytelling.
This evening of performance and discussion in The New Theatre aims to examine this through speakers from a variety of backgrounds from rap/ performance poetry/ spoken word/ written word/ playwright/ novelist and lyricist. This myriad of genres including many crossovers will support a very interesting, varied discussion.
Special Guest MC to be announced!
Stephen James Smith is a poet and playwright from Dublin whose work has won poetry grand slams and been shortlisted for the Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’.
Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a fiction writer, poet and creative writing teacher whose professional experience has been spread across the arts.
Temper-Mental MissElayneous is female hip-hop artist and lyricist who bills herself as the psyche of social consciousness and the revolution of rhyme. She has performed everywhere from poetry slams to music venues and festivals.
Katie Donovan is a poet and editor lecturing in Creative Writing in IADT and co-editor of several publications dealing with Irish women writers.
The collective experience and knowledge of this group looks set to spark off a series of fascinating and informative talks and performances that will explore the state of the Irish oral tradition in modern society.
We are thrilled to host such an event in The New Theatre. This night looks set to round off an extremely successful and exciting series of events that have been raising funds for the upcoming 10 Days in Dublin 2013 and one that will help us continue to improve and achieve the goals we’ve set ourselves to make this year’s festival an even bigger, better event.