Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 2nd May and to celebrate this event South Dublin Libraries present an intimate one-off poetry party on Poetry Day Ireland with spoken word poets Niamh O’Beirne, Ciaran Callan, Stephen Clare and Ailish Kerr.

Niamh Beirne is a Dublin- based poet, performer and freelance creative producer. She is co-founder of Pettycash a queer spoken word and performance collective. She is also Spooky Beure whose theatre productions act as a thin front for occult meddlings.

Stephen Clare is an award-winning poetry and spoken word artist living in Dublin. He is the reigning All Together Now slam champion, a multiple time winner of Slam Sunday, and a runner-up in the inaugural Lingo slam. His work has been featured on RTE television and radio several times in recent years. He also writes bespoke poems on a typewriter; making poetry fun, messy, and accessible.

Ailish Kerr is a spoken word poet out to have a good rhyme. They’ve performed all over the shop from Electric Picnic to Body and Soul, from Tullamore to Suffolk. Ailish has been published in many a zine and is part of two poetry collectives, Outstraight and Fort Sessions.

Ciaran Callan is a spoken word artist and Improv musical comedian based in Dublin. A winner of the Slam Sunday poetry competition, Ciaran has performed at The Electric Picnic festival, Body & Soul and Longtitude – to name but a few. He is a regular on the poetry scene in Dublin. Recently he has started improvising poems based on audience suggestions, reaching the finals of a talent competition using this format. These pieces involve poetry, rapping, rhyming, beatboxing, singalong choruses and whatever else you’re having yourself! He loves to wobble words in whatever direction the wind blows.

Truth or Dare
Thursday 2nd May
Places are limited.