A selection of spoken word, speeches, talks, lectures, poems, etc., from recent years and now.

Upcoming
July
First Thought Sessions, Galway Arts Festival

August

Amnesty International Belfast Pride Lecture

 

2017
January

DanceForChoice, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me hour-long show at the Tivoli as a fundraiser for RepealEight
Danse, Morob post-show discussion, Dublin
Moderated the post-show discussion at Olwen Foureré's Danse, Morob at the Project Arts Centre
Debate at The Phil, Dublin
Guest speaker at a debate on abortion rights in Trinity College
GCN Talks, Dublin
Panelist at a talk about the future of LGBTQ activism at Outhouse
ChoiceBox x HunRealIssues, Dublin
Guest speaker at an under-18s event on reproductive rights at Tropical Popical
Under Surveillance, Dublin
Provided the introduction to this Connect The Dots/Goethe Institute event at the Project Arts Centre

February
HeadStuff Lectures, Dublin

Talk on the meaning behind the blue sweater scene in The Devil Wears Prada

March
Roscommon LGBT Friendly 2017

Launched this initiative in Roscommon

April
Alone Together, Outhouse, Dublin

Work in progress reading of an extract of a long poem I'm developing
Who Am I - No System is Safe, Dublin
Moderating a panel discussion at the Irish Film Institute about data privacy as part of the Goethe Institute's 'Fading Memories' Season
No Church No State, Dublin
Chairing a talk titled Breakin' the Law at Jigsaw
Facebook Live event for the National LGBT Youth Strategy, Facebook Dublin
Cruinniú na Cásca, Dublin Castle & Shelbourne Hotel
Women In Irish Society: Speaking Up, Speaking Louder, Forgotten Women in the Arts
LGBTQIA Visibility in Irish Society
Repeal: A Night In The Key Of 8, Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Performing the poem 'The Us's'

May
Covering Fear: how media covers gender-based violence, UCC, Cork 
Presenting a paper at a workshop on Representing Gender Based Violence

June
Yokespiracy, Cat Laughs Festival, Kilkenny

Collapsing Horse Science Fiction Radio Hour play by myself and Sarah Francis / LucidLucid
HOT TUB PRIDE MACHINE, Body & Soul
Lecture performance about hidden Irish queer figures
Come Rhyme With Me, Body & Soul
Post-truth edition of Come Rhyme With Me

 

2016

January
#FEMPOWER, Tallaght, Dublin

Feminist conference speech about gender auditing media

February
Practice & Peril, Science Gallery, Dublin

Public conversation collaboration with Change of Address and asylum seekers
UCD LGBTQ+ Society, Dublin
Receiving the Foy-Zappone Award
Irish Perinatal Society Conference, Drogheda
Speech about women in Irish society

March
Waking The Feminists, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Speech about street harassment of women
Trinity College Law Society, Dublin
Receiving the Praeses Elit Award
National Women's Council of Ireland, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin
Soapbox speech at the bandstand
The Ultimate Sunday, St Patrick's Day Festival, Dublin
Chairing a panel event with journalists in conflict zones at Belvedere Collage

April
Using the Proclamation: Art, Activism and the Academy, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Delivering a talk about the proclamation and its relevance to contemporary activism
What's next? The state of our LGBTQ Nation, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Chairing a discussion on LGBT activism

May
Yestival, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin

Spoken word performance
The Road To Equality, Wood Quay, Dublin
Speech about the marriage referendum anniversary

June
Cumann Rhyme With Me, Body & Soul, Westmeath  
Co-produced and performed at our Come Rhyme With Me event on the Wonderlust Stagv

August
A Wake For Roger Casement, Kilkenny Arts Festival

Performed a new spoken word piece called Watch The Throne as a eulogy for Roger Casement as part of the Casement Project
Viva, IFI, Dublin
Chairing a Q&A with Mark O'Halloran and Paddy Breathnach after a screening of their film, Viva

September
After 62%, Electric Picnic

A lecture performance about the aftermath of the marriage equality referendum in the Theatre Tent in Mindfield
Drama Queens / Character Building, Electric Picnic
Chaired panels about television writing and acting at the Irish Times Tent, Mindfield
We Face This Land
Part of the Repeal Project video performance
RIOT, Dublin Fringe Festival
Guest performer of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised at the Spiegeltent
Banter, Culture Night, Dublin Castle
Panel discussion on what a revolution would look like in 2016
Choice Box x Repeal, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Performance of a new poem on the eve of the March for Choice

November
Atlantic Isles: Contemporary Cultures, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Panel discussion about contemporary culture in Britain and Ireland
Queering Ireland seminar, University of Lille
Lecture at the University of Lille

December
Ireland's Edge, Dingle, Kerry

Panel discussion on Commemoration 1916-2016, Past, Present and Future


2015

January

Nollaig na mBan, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin
Soapbox performance
Well Versed, Outhouse, Dublin
Spoken word performance
Made It, Twisted Pepper, Dublin
Talk about working in the music industry

February
Banter 101, Twisted Pepper, Dublin
Hosted a public interview with Jim Carroll for his 101st instalment of Banter
Love In A Wet Climate: Sex, Sexuality and Equal Rights In Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Panel discussion for Rough Magic
A Woman's Place Is In The World conference, Dublin Castle
Chaired a parallel session on media, sexism and the stereotyping of young women

March
GALAs, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Receiving Journalist of the Year Award
National Women's Council Soapbox
Soapbox speech
The Dublin Lectures, Little Museum of Dublin
Charing a lecture on the history of the Irish Times

May
The Late Late Show, RTE1

Debating the marriage referendum
Marriage referendum debates and media appearances
RTE Radio 1, Spin 1038, Today FM, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland, ABC Australia, Monocle 24, Newstalk, Canadian radio wires, BBC Woman's Hour, etc.

June
Dublin Pride Political Debate, Pearse Street Library

Panel discussion
Saturday Night With Miriam, RTE1
Interview

August
GirlCrew, Irish Times building, Dublin
Speech about working in journalism

September
Let's Talk Equality, Electric Picnic

Panel discussion, Mindfield area
Music Critics, Irish Times Tent, Electric Picnic
Panel discussion
How The Yes Was Won, Electric Picnic
Panel discussion, Body & Soul area
The Future of Sex and Our Bodies, Electric Picnic
Chairing Science Gallery tent discussion
What We Call Love, IMMA
Launching IMMA's Autumn exhibition
Downstairs Dublin, Culture Night
Gave a reading from the Irish Times archive
Petty Cash, Barricade Inn, Dublin
Spoken word performance
Guts Magazine launch, Dublin
Reading from Kintsugi issue

October
Historical Society, Trinity College Dublin

Speech on the future of the Irish LGBTQ movement
I Got The Seanchaí, I Got The Secret, Dublin
Come Rhyme With Me production at the Project Arts Centre as part of the Bram Stoker Festival
Chasing The Rainbow
Workshop talk for young European LGBT rights campaigners

December
Banter, Other Voices, Dingle

Guest at Jim Carroll's Banter series in Foxy Johns