For the halfway point for Season 2 Melissa and Melanie sit down with the acclaimed Raven.
Raven is a multi-disciplinary artist – writer, performer, filmmaker and arts educator originally from San Francisco, California, now living in Dublin.
In addition to being an Emmy award-winning videographer, his written work has appeared in print in the U.S. and Ireland in numerous anthologies, magazines and in his collection, The Living, the Dead and Americans. He is also an acclaimed performer, having captivated audiences as a poet, rapper and actor on stages at literary, music and arts festivals and events in Ireland, the US, South Africa and the UK for twenty years.
As an educator he has taught workshops and courses in poetics, creative writing and filmmaking for even longer; he has worked with children and adults, often with special needs or challenges. He has given private instruction, lectures and taught in diverse settings, in Ireland and abroad – the Junior Certificate School Program (eleven Dublin schools), Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (Dublin), National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (Trinity College, Dublin), National Council for the Blind in Ireland (Dublin), Creativity Explored (San Francisco), and University of Kwazulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa), amongst others