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Absolutely Live: Sasha Terfous, with Stephen James Smith

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For the first time ever, two of Ireland’s most celebrated spoken word poets and performers will share the stage.

Spoken word poet and performer Sasha Terfous was born and raised in New Ross where she was indoctrinated into a love of literature by her grandfather. Best known for the poems Identity and Warrior Women, Sasha has been appointed the Poet Laureate for Wexford Town throughout September as part of the Poetry Town initiative. She will debut her poem specially commissioned for Poetry Town at an evening performance at Wexford Arts Centre.

Also participating at this evening event is Stephen James Smith – My Ireland, Dublin, You Are – a poet central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today.

This event is sold out- follow the booking list to be added to the waiting list. As places are limited, if you’re plans change and you can no longer attend please do let us know in advance, as we could then accommodate any waiting list.

Poetry will be the beating heart of community life in 20 Poetry Towns across the island of Ireland this September and for more details on the programme please visit the Poetry Town website. 

 

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Genres: Literature / Spoken Word

Address: Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland

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Reading by Sasha Terfous and Sinead O’Reilly, Wexford Library courtyard

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Poetry Town laureate for Wexford, Sasha Terfous and Wexford poet Sinead O’Reilly will read in the Wexford town library courtyard at 4pm.

This event is now sold out! Follow the booking link to register for the waiting list. As places are limited, if you’re plans change and you can no longer attend please do let us know in advance, as we could then accommodate any waiting list

Sasha’s professional career as a poet began in 2016 with Word Up Collective, a newly formed group bringing together Irish artists working in rap, hip-hop, and spoken word. Since then, she has performed for Red Bull, RTÉ Ireland, Dance 2 Connect, and other venues and events. In 2019, she participated in the Female Tribes project, the largest global study on contemporary women to date, becoming a voice for its arrival in Ireland. The poem she wrote for the occasion, Warrior Women, is a vehement, urgent response to the study’s findings that it has never been better to be a woman in Ireland.

Sasha will be joined by young Wexford poet Sinead O’Reilly, one of the youngest poets ever to be published by The Irish Times (Ode to the Milkman). A four time award winner in the Trocaire Poetry Ireland Competition, Sinéad has also been commended in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, the Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Awards and the RVEEH poetry competition. She was selected for the inaugural Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary. In 2019 she read alongside Paula Meehan at the Write ByThe Sea Festival in Kilmore Quay.

This is an outdoor event and will take place weather permitting and may be cancelled at short notice. Covid precautions and social distancing guidelines are in place in Wexford Library.

 

Poetry Town is an initiative of Poetry Ireland in partnership with Wexford County Council Arts Department and is made possible with funding from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Open Call funding, and is also supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Time: 4pm - 4.45pm

Genres: Literature / Poetry / Spoken Word

Address: Wexford Town Library, Mallin Street, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland

Website: http://www.poetryireland.ie/poetry-town/wexford-town/

Venue is Booked Out!