The Art of Conversation aims to give artists of all types a platform to promote their work. Hosted by writer and talker, Álanna Hammel, this podcast incorporates success stories in the arts world with interviews of creators who are just beginning. Every second episode Álanna is joined by a guest; writers, musicians, sole traders or painters.
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Episode Twenty-Five with Lime Square Poets: Impact of the Pandemic, Zoom and Encouraging New Poets
Lime Square Poets hosts weekly Zoom poetry gatherings from Limerick, Ireland. They extend a warm welcome to all poets and poetry enthusiasts. They aim to foster connections between poets throughout the world, communing and celebrating their work together. For more information check out their Facebook https://m.facebook.com/LimeSquarePoets/
Episode Twenty-Four: ‘Innti’ Journal, Fís Éireann and Simple Kid
Live (again) from the Trinity FM studio. Hope you enjoy this episode, I had plenty of fun recording it. Thank you all (which was thankfully a great amount) who tuned in while the episode was live (that’s Tuesdays at 3pm), and also a massive thanks to everyone who makes sure to tune in to the podcast episodes. Keen reminder that next week is my last episode on Trinity FM for the month of November! So make sure to get the requests in before then!
Episode Twenty-Three: Poems as Gaeilge, Lime Square Poets and Open-Mic Nights
Live from Trinity FM (and sounding quite fuzzy I’m sure) for episode twenty-three! Feel free to skip music as it might sound distant!
Episode Twenty-Two with Deirdre McGarry Barker: The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival
This week I speak to Deirdre McGarry Barker, one of the organisers of the Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival, about the events coming up from the 26th to the 28th of November in Wexford town. Deirdre speaks about who Douglass was, and why he leaves such an incredible legacy behind him. Tickets are only €10 for the entire weekend (that’s three cups of coffee, as Deirdre put it), with plenty of events to keep you busy! You can find out more on their website http://douglassinwexford.com/ or on their Facebook and Instagram. Deirdre also wanted to note that having Senator Eileen Flynn as a keynote speaker is fundamental to this festival, as the mistreatment and racism towards travellers in this country proves we have unacknowledged many civil rights issues.
Episode Twenty with Rachel Druett: Essex, Ornithology and Steve Harley
On this week’s episode I speak to Rachel Druett. Rachel is an artist based in Wexford. Her original art pieces are available for purchase or on commission. She also does community art projects, workshops, illustration and editing. You can check her out on Facebook or Instagram, or even visit her website! https://racheldruett.wixsite.com/racheldruettartist
Episode Nineteen: Brendan Kennelly