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Issue Two of BND Spoken Word Magazine Now On Sale

Article by ERMurray © 28 November 2019.
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Boundless and Bare, the Irish Spoken Word Agency, have announced the release of Issue Two of the BND Spoken Word Magazine. BND is the only spoken word magazine in Ireland, that documents the Irish spoken word scene as it exists and evolves, cultivating content with the help of contributors from around the country writing about spoken word communities, submitting essays, articles, reviews, and interviews.

In the magazine, Boundless and Bare have covered a large portion of the creative scene in Ireland with a specific outlook on spoken word communities with a range of articles, interviews, essays, reviews and comments featuring poetry, storytelling, theatre, hip-hop and comedy. The magazines are €6 and can be ordered on their website.
Highlights include:
  • Commemoration of Raven and his 15 years as a performance artist in Ireland.
  • Interviews with internationally acclaimed spoken word artists Shane Koyczan and Andrea Gibson
  • ‘History of Spoken Word’ series of accounts with interviews with Paul Casey, Dave Lordan, Christodoulos Makris and more.
  • Event Guide of the best spoken word events and open mics happening all around the country.
  • Artist profiles on Phoebe Brigginshaw, Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam Winner 2019 and upcoming hip-hop artist DALY.
  • Articles on comedy improv by Quintan O’Reilly, and drama therapy by Dylan O’Neill.
  • Essays by Raneem Saleh on Being Muslim in the Dublin spoken word community, and Nicola Spendlove on the missing voices of those with Disabilities in the spoken word Waterford scene.
  • Event Spotlights: Ireland’s only Irish speaking poetry slam, Liú Lúnasa in Belfast, Indiana poet Kimberly Campenello’s spoken word project MOTHERBABYHOME

See here for more information on Boundless and Bare.

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com