The Arts Council is delighted to announce the appointment of writer, Ciara Ní É, as Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence in DCU for the academic year 2020. The position is jointly funded by the Arts Council and DCU.
Ciara Ní É is the founder of REIC, a monthly multilingual spoken word and open mic night that features poetry, music, storytelling and rap. She has performed internationally in New York, London, Brussels, Sweden and across Ireland. Her work has been published in a variety of journals including Icarus and Comhar. Her first poetry collection is forthcoming. She was chose for Poetry Ireland's 'Introductions' series 2017, and in 2018 she released a series of four poetry videos in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre, available on YouTube. The video for 'Phenomenal Woman', a 2018 commission about the LGFA (Ladies Gaelic Football Association) was viewed over 300,000 times, and brought her work to wider attention. Other commissions include RTÉ TV, BBC Radio, TG4 and the Irish Writers Centre.
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