Event: To Love This Body
24 Mar 2022, 7:00 pm (Past)
“We live in a society which often silences the voices of people who are poor and people with disabilities. So, what happens when a sick society creates a sick body?”
To Love This Body, an evening curated by acclaimed Dublin poet Trudie Gorman, will showcase three women writers who explore themes of class, gender, and the body, with new work from Trudie Gorman, together with poetry from Hazel Hogan and Rosaleen McDonagh and music from special guest Lisa Gorry. Hosted by Poetry Ireland, this free event will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Belvedere House, Dublin City University, St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Thursday 24 March, 7pm.
Trudie will be reading from her debut poetry pamphlet, which she has written over the past year. A working-class writer from Dublin whose work explores the personal and political interplay between class, gender, and the body, Trudie has performed her poetry across Ireland and the UK and has published pieces in Poetry NI, Two Metre Review and The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices. Her work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio London.
Joining Trudie will be Hazel Hogan, a published poet from Dublin, and Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh, a Traveller woman with a disability who has written extensively within the framework of a Traveller feminist perspective. Music from Dublin-based artist Lisa Gorry, with her relatable lyrics, tender vocal tones and intimate performance style, will complete the evening.
To Love This Body is the culmination of Trudie Gorman’s New Work award supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.
Trudie Gorman’s debut poetry pamphlet, and the To Love This Body event, are supported by The Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect scheme, managed by Arts & Disability Ireland. For more information on this funding scheme, please see: https://adiarts.ie/artists/funding/connect/.
Tickets: Free but booking essential [website]: https://www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/to-love-this-body
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*Update: Poet Hazel Hogan will be filling in for Sophie Meehan at the event. Hazel is a poet from Dublin. Her poem ‘Grangegorman’ was studied as part of the Junior Cert syllabus. Her poetry was submitted into the Irish Poetry Reading Archive as part of the UCD digital library. She’s been published in The Irish Times. She studies English Literature and Creative Writing.