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The Words That Bind Us – Spoken Word Poetry Trail

Jjoin us for the final event of The Words That Bind Us project with a curated poetry trail as Dublin celebrates the breadth and diversity of the city’s living poets; Felispeaks, Colm Keegan, Ciara Ní É, Stephen James Smith, Leyla Josephine (Scotland) and John Cummins.


Date: Monday 18th March, 2019

Time: Start 13.00, finish 16.00hrs

Starting point: The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, D2.

Tickets: free and unticketed, advance booking not required

Age suitability: adults and teens; under 12’s are admitted with parental guidance and supervision

Show warnings: may contain strong language and themes of an adult nature

Accessibility: this event is not fully wheelchair accessible, further details will be published when full list of venues is confirmed


List of poets:

  • John Cummins
  • Felispeaks
  • Colm Keegan
  • Ciara Ní É
  • Dagogo Hart
  • Stephen James Smith
  • Leyla Josephine (Scotland)
  • George Gunn (Scotland)
  • Janette Ayachi (Scotland)


The Words That Bind Us

An International Artistic Collaboration with the Scottish Government, the British Council Ireland and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with Axis, Ballymun, Neu! Reekie! and Scottish Poetry Library

The Words That Bind Us is a project that brings together poets from Ireland and Scotland to collaborate with a new generation of young writers. Students from Trinity Comprehensive School in Ballymun have been working since January with the renowned poets Stephen James Smith (Ireland) and Leyla Josephine (Scotland) alongside weekly guest poets, to create new work through participative workshops as they explore the themes of belonging and identity.  Leyla Josephine has also been working with a group of young girls to produce Creative Sisters; a female only creative space celebrating the power and potential of young women growing up in Dublin today.

On Saturday 16th March, the culmination of work created during the workshops will be beautifully presented on the Axis stage featuring the poets and the students.


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