Duration: 60 mins
Clare has produced many celebrated poets over the years and The Clare Poetry Collective members will each introduce a Clare poet of the past, (Mairéad Ní Ghráda, Joseph Meany, Thomas Dermody, Eithne Strong, Brian Merriman, Peter Kay, Brendan O’Beirne), talk about their work, read one or more of their poems, and then read some of their own work.
An informing and entertaining gathering of powerful poetry, well read.
Duration: 60 mins
Acclaimed Writer, Poet and Performer Stephen James Smith proudly announces the forthcoming release of his debut book of poetry entitled ‘Fear Not’.
To launch it, he takes to the road for a 29 date live ‘My Ireland’ tour with special guest Enda Reilly. He comes to glór on Saturday 17 November for an intimate performance in our studio.
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views. Stephen has performed at Electric Picnic, Other Voices, the National Concert Hall and Vicar Street, as well as London Palladium, Glastonbury, and other events dotted across the globe.
Stephen has recently been announced as Artist in Residence with Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Arts Office, where he will develop the first ever Laois Spoken Word Project for young people in the county. He has been translated into Irish, Spanish, Slovenian, Polish, Dutch and Italian. Stephen’s debut collection of Poetry, Fear Not, is published by Arlen House with a launch due in Autumn 2018.
Enda Reilly is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Dublin - working in Irish as well as English. He counts John Spillane, Kíla, Liam Ó Maonlaí, John Prine and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra among his collaborators. Expect a truly special mix of spoken word and live music from himself and Stephen James Smith at glór.
Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.
“Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times
“a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.” Books.ie