Poetry reading by John Kelly and Erin Fornoff, UL
UL Creative Writing is delighted to present, on March 27th at 2pm in the Millstream Common Room, a poetry reading by John Kelly and Erin Fornoff, the first event in our new Guest Vocals series.
A free event and all are welcome. For more more details, contact Martin Dyar: email@example.com
A native of Enniskillen, John Kelly is the author of the poetry collection Notions, published by Dedalus press in 2018. The book has been praised by Bernard O’Donoghue for its ‘marvellous square-on exactness.’ His other books include the novels The Hammer and Sophisticated Boom, Boom, both published by Jonathan Cape; and From Out of the City, published by Dalkey Archive Press, which was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year Award at the Bord Gais Book Awards in 2014. John is also one of Ireland’s best-loved broadcasters. A SONY, EMA & PPI award winner, he has presented some of the most critically acclaimed music programmes on the Irish airwaves. He presented The View on RTÉ television for 12 seasons, and he currently fronts The Works Presents. In recent years he has also presented The John Kelly Ensemble on RTÉ Lyric FM and Radio Clash on RTÉ Digital Radio 2XM. In 2017 the acclaimed Mystery Train returned to RTE radio after an absence of eleven years.
Erin Fornoff hails from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Her debut poetry collection Hymns to the Reckless was published by Dedalus Press to critical acclaim in 2018. Based in Dublin, she has performed her poetry at festivals and events across Ireland, the US, and the UK including Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Cúirt, and a national Irish tour with the poet Hollie McNish. She has featured at Hozier and James Taylor concerts and collaborated on a large-scale street art and film project, The Volunteers, with artist Joe Caslin in 2017. Her poem ‘Thigh’ was included in Best New English and Irish Poets 2016 and her poem “To Make Things’ was commissioned by RTE for national broadcast and performance at Dublin Castle in front of a crowd of 4000. In 2014 she was a part of the Poetry Ireland Introductions series. Her poem 'Hymn to the Reckless' featured on posters and curriculum nationwide for Ireland’s National Poetry Day. She was co-founder and Programme director for Lingo, Ireland's first spoken word festival. The recipient of an Arts Council bursary award for fiction, she has an M. Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin.
Millstream Common Room, University of Limerick
Millstream, Killaloe, Ireland