The Poetry Divas are coming to DkIT for a gig at the Mac Anna Theatre in DKIT, Wednesday, November 28th, from 6.30-8.15pm.
The Poetry Divas have a deliciously infectious show that’s bound to touch a nerve and blur the wobbly boundaries between page and stage.
The Divas Kate Dempsey, Barbara Smith and Tríona Walsh are joined by a special guest Divo – satirical poet Michael Farry.
The evening will be hosted by DKIT’s new Writer-in-residence Ferdia Mac Anna, author of The Last of the High Kings and The Rocky Years.
The Poetry Divas have performed at the Festival of the Fires, Liss Ard and the Electric Picnic festivals this year.
You can look forward to a night of great poetry, epic satire, emotion, craic, beauty and reflection in a special and unique celebration of rhyme, word and image.
Kate Dempsey writes fiction and poetry and lives in Ireland.
Her witty, observational stories have been broadcast on RTE Radio and published in Poolbeg’s Anthology ‘Do The Write Thing.’
Her novel, The Story of Plan B, was shortlisted for the London Book Fair LITIDOL. She won The Plough Prize and has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Award for poetry and fiction.
Kate’s chapbook is Some Poems, by Moth editions, 2011.
Barbara Smith is a creative writing tutor living in Dundalk with her large family and equally large food bill.
She writes in a tiny garret. Her poetry has won prizes and bursaries, including Scotland’s Wigtown Poetry Competition, Feile Filiochta and the Annie Deeney bursary at TGC, Ireland.
Her reviews may be found in print and online.
Barbara’s published work includes Kairos, 2007 and The Angel’s Share, 2012, by Doghouse Books.
Michael Farry is a retired primary teacher.
His poetry is in journals in Ireland and abroad, and was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions, 2011.
In 2009 he was third in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry MS Competition, shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Competition and the Plough Prize. Doghouse Books published his first collection, Asking for Directions, 2012.
A keen historian, Michael’s book Sligo, The Irish Revolution 1912-1923, is just out from Four Courts Press.
Tríona Walsh’s writing credits include numerous journals and anthologies: Poetry Bus 1 & 3, Petals on a Bough, Caught in Amber, Kay’s Book, Flavours of Home, and South of the County – New Myths and Tales.
Triona won the NWA Awards 2008, and the Jonathan Swift Award 2008; she was short listed for the Jonathan Swift Award 2009, the Kay McDonnell Short Story competition 2009, and the Malahide Library Centenary Short Story competition 2010.