Ciara Ní É

Poet, Dramatist, Screenwriter
Reading and Q&A, Discussion with Writer, Creative Writing Workshop
Age Group
11-15, 16 - 18
Post Primary
Works in English & Irish

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

Ciara Ní É is a multi-award-winning bilingual writer, performer and activist. She has performed in New York, London, Brussels, Sweden, and across Ireland.  She is the founder of REIC, a multilingual spoken word and open mic night that features poetry, music, storytelling and rap. She was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s ‘Introductions’ series in 2017 and is an ambassador of The Irish Writers Centre. Her work has been published widely in journals including Icarus, Aneas, and Comhar, and the recent anthologies Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior, Queering the Green and Washing Windows Too. She has written poems for UNESCO City of Literature, The Linenhall Arts Centre, RTÉ TV, BBC Radio, TG4, and The Irish Writers Centre. She is a cofounder of queer arts collective AerachAiteachGaelach, set up with Eoin McEvoy. The group was chosen for the Abbey Theatre’s 5x5 2020, and Mc Evoy and Ní É premiered an immersive theatre piece at The Dublin Fringe Festival 2021. At the moment Ciara is co-writing a TV series with Tua Films. Ciara’s work can be widely found online and her first poetry collection is forthcoming.

Session Details

During the first half of the session I introduce the students to myself and my work, as well as spoken word in Ireland and in Irish. I talk about REIC, the bilingual spoken word event that I set up in 2015. I give them ideas for a poem, and tools to write a poem themselves. In the second half the students work on their own poems, using templates provided by me. We develop their pieces together and to finish the session they are invited to share their work.

Age Group Details

Any secondary school year

Availability Details

I am a freelance writer so my availability varies. Travel by public transport.

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