Lewis Kenny is a poet and playwright hailing from the north inner city of Dublin. His works draw on urban experience and youth culture, bringing to light social and economic situations that the youth of our day face.
He is the founder of the Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam and OutStraight, a collective of poets and street artists. He is the poet in residence for Bohemians football club. Has made numerous television and radio appearances including RTÉ One’s art show ‘The Works’, 'Soccer Republic', The John Murray Show and the Breakfast Republic. He has written and starred in several advertisement campaigns, such as Euro 2016, Dublin Chamber of Commerce's 'Dublin 2050' project and has been a featured performer on BBC One's Euro Football Show. His video shot with RTE entitled ‘Cabra’ was featured in Zebra Poetry Film Festival 2014 in Berlin. His work has seen him share the stage with the likes of Hozier, Saul Williams and Akala to name a few.
''... Simply Brilliant'' - Irish Times
"Your man in hilarious" - Rubberbandits
"This kid's a great writer with that unique ability to write about the normal every day but make it sound magnificent - get a chance to see him, support him or fund him." - Mike Garry
The workshop will be on poetry and performance, and how we can use this as a communication tool for storytelling.