Starts: Wed 8 March 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members
As an art form and mode of communication, spoken word is enjoying tremendous popularity and is a powerful and playful way to communicate on themes of social importance. Spoken word embraces word-play, intonation and voice inflection with strong links to rap, hip-hop, theatre, jazz and blues. While the words are important, how they are delivered is equally so. This new course takes a two-pronged approach, as actor, writer and star of RIOT, Emmet Kirwan focuses on the art of performance, the truth, delivery and connection to the audience, while award-winning poet Jessica Traynor will guide participants through the technicalities of the form.
Jessica Traynor is a poet and creative writing teacher from Dublin. She was formerly Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre. Her first collection, Liffey Swim, was published by Dedalus Press and is shortlisted for the Shine/Strong First Collection Award. www.jessicatraynor.wordpress.com
Emmet Kirwan is an award winning actor, playwright, poet and voiceover artist from Tallaght in Dublin. He has worked extensively on Irish television and Film appearing in many films as well as leading roles in home grown Irish series from the Big Bow Wow and Legend for RTE and Jack Taylor for TV3.