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Dave Lordan

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Location: Greater Dublin Area
Availability: Facilitates workshops. Speaks at events. Speaks to writer groups. Speaks to book clubs.

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I'm a multimedia writer, educator, producer & mentor & I work in text, live performance, audio, & video formats. I'm currently co-director of Dublin Young Authors, the school for talented literary teens; & lead mentor on The Stinging Fly's emerging writer programme. I'm working mostly on online education at the moment, on a soundscaped story project called The Dead Friends, & on a new book of poems called Snowflakes.

Books by Dave Lordan

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The Boy In The Ring

On the theme of Suicide. Winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2007, & the Strong/Shine Award in 2008. Considered a breakthrough collection for vernacular poetry in Ireland.

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Invitation to a Sacrifice

Anthology of five pamphlets published a s single collection in 2010. Themes of sacrifice, apocalypse, & resurrection. Winner of The Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award in 2011.

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Lost Tribe of The Wicklow Mountains.

Themes of Overcoming, revolution, & the utopian imagination. Forms trilogy with first two collections above. Title track was adapted for song by Christy Moore on his 2016 album Lily.

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First Book of Frags

Collection of fables, flash fictions, philosophical fictions, & provocations published in 2010. Film-maker Eamonn Crudden adapted The Fucking Titanic for video in 2014.

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The Word In Flames - Essays on literature & revolt.

Essays as it says on the tine, with substantial critical foreword by William Wall.

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