Yes But Are We Enemies
English and Irish Poets Having Words
A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary writing in which 6 poets from Ireland and England tour brand new work produced collaboratively in cross-national partnerships. The tour visits five venues across Ireland and concludes with a show in London, with each event featuring a unique combination of pairs.
This is a project about the creation of collaborative work, but also about the integration of differing poetic communities. Therefore each event will additionally feature specially-commissioned collaborations between writers from the region.
Thu 18 September, 8pm: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Fri 19 September, 8pm: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry
Sun 21 September, 8pm: Galway Arts Centre, Galway
Tue 23 September, 8pm: Triskel Arts Cenre, Cork
Thu 25 September, 8pm: Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin
Sat 27 September, 7pm: Rich Mix Arts Centre, London
from Ireland: Ailbhe Darcy, Billy Ramsell, Christodoulos Makris
from England: Patrick Coyle, Sam Riviere, SJ Fowler
Full lineup of collaborations:
to be announced shortly
With a panel discussion exploring the collaborative process and other experimental writing approaches to take place before the performance at the Irish Writers' Centre on 25 September (7pm).
Moderator: Susan Tomaselli, editor of gorse literary journal.
Admission to all events is free
Yes But Are We Enemies is co-curated by Christodoulos Makris and SJ Fowler, as an extension of the Enemies Project into Ireland.
The project acknowledges generous funding support from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.