Shane Koyczan: a master marionette of emotion and metaphor

Spoken word is a fluid genre that combines elements of poetry and storytelling wrapped up in sincere and thought-provoking topics spun from real life experiences, and there isn’t a more natural storyteller than Koyczan, a master at spinning hurt and heartache into poetic gold.

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Anna Jordan on Modwordsfest

“It all started with an open mic”, says Anna Jordan founder of Modwords. Like so many spoken word events before have originated, in the back of a bar. Based in Waterford, Modwords has run for three years now and has increased in size with each year.

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The Arts Council needs to recognise that Spoken Word is an artform they should embrace

The spoken word community in Ireland is a budding network of event facilitators, festival curators, writers and performers. Speaking generally, it is no secret that there is little money to be made in spoken word and this is not so surprising when you learn there is slim to none financial backing to begin with.

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