SEVEN TOWERS FIRST WEDNESDAY READING AT THE LOFT TWISTED PEPPER LUNCHTIME 4TH JULY 2012
CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY
WITH ERIN FORNOFF & RAVEN 1.15 till 2PM
Lunch Available downstairs
Erin hails from Asheville in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and currently lives in a cabin in the wilds of Wicklow. After writing a bit of poetry in high school and a single poem in college she decided she liked performing more than pages and moved into spoken word. For fun she memorizes poems–hers and others–on her commute. She has performed her poetry at The Glor Sessions, Brownbread Mixtape, Speakeasy Cabaret in Greystones, and Kilmainham Arts Night in Dublin.
Raven is a poet, artist, cinematographer and activist from California. He studied film, graphic design and painting in college, worked intermittently as a graphic designer, cinematographer, and at whatever jobs I had to in order to make a living. In the gaps, joined the next generation of activists, applying my skills as an artist – including writing -- to creative protest, guerilla theatre. He has written poetry since childhood and has honed his skill to be come one of the most mesmerizing of performers. As he says of himself: “Moved to Ireland in 2005, and moved from reading to performing, getting the opportunity to support Saul Williams twice during his 2006 tour, perform yearly at the Electric Picnic, as well as in Wales and England. I have been published in two anthologies in Ireland, won Balcony TV’s Best Alternative Performer award in 2008, and currently run and perform at the monthly spoken word showcase Tongue Box, in Dublin. In the past year I have been incorporating live music and soundscapes into my work, and a book and cd are in the works."