Abby Oliveira - Irish Writers Centre

Northern Ireland: How to Perform your Work with Abby Oliveira

Date: Sat 28 Oct
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Duration: 1 day
Venue: Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Co. Derry
Cost: €28*/£25

*Please note this amount is based on the currency exchange rate of £25.  

No matter your chosen genre of writing, it is important to effectively present your work in an engaging way at public events. In this course we will explore the ways to do your work justice whether you write in poetry or prose. Through a series  of fun, interactive exercises, participants will consider aspects such as pacing, intonation, characterisation (where applicable), the importance of reading aloud, and voice projection.  Participants are asked to bring along one or two pieces of their writing for use in the exercises. 

Abby Oliveira is a performance poet/writer/actor based in Derry. She has performed her poetry at countless events and festivals, including at Lingo festival, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Dublin and Belfast Book festivals. She was the 2014 and 15 Lingo festival (Dublin) poetry slam champion, and has supported artists such as Saul Williams, Damien Dempsey, Scroobius Pip, Hollie McNish and Polarbear. In 2016 she was awarded two awards by the Arts Council of NI in order to write a solo spoken-word show 'Cast Away Your Compass' and subsequently tour it in Australia. Her work has been published in numerous online and print journals/publications. She is currently working on her first play 'Conscientia' in partnership with Tinderbox theatre co (Belfast), and her first collection of poetry.

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