CIARA NÍ É
Ciara Ní É is DCU’s Writer in Residence 2020, and an Irish Writers Centre ambassador. Her first poetry collection is forthcoming. Ciara is the founder of REIC, a monthly multilingual spoken word and open mic night that features poetry, music, storytelling and rap. She has performed internationally in New York, London, Brussels, Sweden, and across Ireland. Her work has been published in a variety of journals including Icarus and Comhar. She was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s ‘Introductions’ series 2017, and in 2018 she released a series of four poetry videos in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre, available on YouTube. She is a cofounder of arts collective Aerach.Aiteach.Gaelach, and her first project with the group was selected for The Abbey Theatre’s 5x5 2020. The video for ‘Phenomenal Woman’, a 2018 commission about the LGFA (Ladies Gaelic Football Association) was viewed over 300,000 times, and brought her work to wider attention. Other commissions include RTÉ TV, BBC Radio, TG4, and The Irish Writers Centre.