The Literary Village in Merrion Square is really the place to be – whether you’re dropping in on your lunch break to soak up the cultural atmosphere or spending a whole week exploring all we have on offer, there’s simply so much to see and do, in this beautiful space in the heart of the city. It’s the perfect place to discover something new, to let words light a fire in you, and to feel the music carry you away.
Join poet and spoken word artist Sasha Terfous for an exploration of the power of art as a form of activism – and of the capacity of an audience to create something magical. Sasha’s poetry radicalises silences, giving voices to the voiceless, telling stories that would otherwise be elided. From experiences of racism to the truths and consequences of climate change, she stands as proof that speaking the unspeakable is the only thing that stands between us and indifference. Come and join us as Sasha offers a narration of lived experience – and asks us to reflect on our presence in the world.
Sasha Terfous is a prominent figure in the Irish spoken word community, and was recently appointed the Poet Laureate for Wexford. In the last two years, she has undertaken commissions from NUI Galway and the Females Tribes Projects, spoken at the Centre for Environmental Justice alongside Mary Robinson, performed in the virtual Bloomsday celebrations with Aidan Gillen, David Norris, and Glen Hansard, and has collaborated with Poetry Ireland and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation in New York on a video interpretation of her work, “Identity”.
Presented in partnership with District Magazine.