Condensed recording of the show with one poem each from Abhainn Claire Connolly, Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh, and Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin, and a musical performance by Gráinne Rafferty.
Poetry and Spoken Word performance by Abhainn Claire Connolly at Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Amy Everhart, Ayinde Russell, Abhainn Claire Connolly, Lyndsey Redding, and Paulie Lipman perform "Flowers of Hiroshima," a co-written spoken word piece, on the 64th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima during night three of prelims at the 2009 national poetry slam.
"T4T (Trans 4 Trans)"
Edinburgh Book Festival's Outriders Europe Project
Drogheda born poet Ciarán Hodgers brings a raucous night of local, national and international Spoken word poetry with Glaswegian writer Victoria McNulty and local poet Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh, with special guests poets/spoken word artists Abi Oliveira, Dagogo Hart and Abhainn Connolly. Join us for a night of powerful spoken word exploring borders, migration, climate, landscape and much more as Ciarán and Victoria journey through Europe exploring these themes through its history, culture and writing as part of Edinburgh Book Festival's Outriders Europe project.
Free admission with donations for SOSAD gratefully accepted
Supported by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media's Local Live Performance Scheme
Strong Language explores what it is to speak up in the face of our challenges, trauma, and conditioning. What is it to be queer, trans, polyamorous, nonbinary, houseless, and/or a woman in a world that is consistently and actively trying to erase us? How do we find ways to live and love authentically and what does it sound like when we allow ourselves to take back the silence and fill it up with ourselves? Strong Language gives voice to the individual and unique struggles that each poet represents while holding tight to the intersections in which we all live— the places where we can connect and, ultimately, fight back.
Attendees are invited to not only hear and witness what the artists have to say, but also consider their own voice and what we all might sound like in harmony, stepping out of the silence and into a world that is plenty big enough to hold us all.