During December, from the 13th through to the 19th, there will be a tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland of “I am a Lagan”, a performance poetry group from the United States.
“I am a Lagan” is three of the top performance poets/spoken word artists in the US today, Buddy Wakefield (Two time winner of the Individual World Poetry Slam) Katie Wirsing (National Poetry Slam Champion 2006) and Andrea Gibson (4 times Individual and World Slam Finalist).
“I am a Lagan” – Touring December 2007
Thursday 13th – Derry – 7.00pm – Masons (£4) with the Belfast Poets Touring Group
Friday 14th – Belfast – 8pm – Old Museum Arts Centre (£5) with the Belfast Poets Touring Group
(Workshops will take place before each event – please see below)
Sunday 16th – Dublin – The Bankers pub, Dame lane (Trinity street) 8pm (Workshop from 6pm)
Monday 17th – Cork – Obheal – 8.30pm The Hay Loft, Upstairs Bar of The Long Valley (Workshop from 6pm)
Tuesday 18th – Galway (venue TBC)
Wednesday 19th – Limerick – 8pm Whitehouse Poetry Revival, Whitehouse
This is an event not to be missed by anyone interested in great writing, brilliant performances and artists who are prepared to tear apart Bush’s America and reconstruct it poetically.
As Andrea Gibson from I AM A LAGAN says “I am a Lagan is a rocking verb slinging bull riding hit you hard on your soft spot spoken word trio consisting of me, Andrea Gibson, Buddy Wakefield and Katie Wirsing.”
“We are currently on a European Tour and together we intend to hold your big moon heart to the crazy sun and light you gorgeous, tender, and inspired as a bee frenzy on honey day!”
See Buddy here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EweFcBdD1zo
See Katie here –
See Andrea here
“We have competed and won on both US and World Poetry Slam finals stages more times than Rocky can bench press a Russian treestump! Yes, it’s true. WE deconstruct everything from Bush’s patriarchal capitalist full-of-crap culture to own wet-winged little hearts.
The Belfast Poets Touring Group is working in conjunction with the Knights of the Round Table in Belfast and Derry and in partnership with the All Island Touring Circuit to present the tour of “I am a Lagan”
To take advantage of having three such gifted performers in our midst, there will be special workshops in Derry and Belfast. These will consist of sections on Writing for Performance and How to perform Spoken Word, and these will include writing exercises and work in performance with either the pieces people have just written, or with work they bring with them, or both.