Daniel Ayiotis started writing regularly after joining the Dublin Writer’s Forum in November 2012. He has performed original work at various performance nights around the city and has been featured in various online and hard copy publications.
In January 2014 he co-founded a performance showcase event called Mixed Messages which came to be very highly regarded. Foregoing stage and host, the concept behind it is to do something that deviates from the usual format of arts performance nights, making the acts an organic part of the audience and challenging the performers to come up with novel ways to use the space.
He is currently working on a collection of stories set in a strange fictional midlands village called Portraw.
Sophie Barnett is a human, who writes and photographs.
She likes houmous, dictionaries and stroking her cat. No pussy pun was intended.
Having found academia a bit stressful, by way of Bi-Polar disorder and being accepted by but not going to Oxford twice, she now studies with the Open University.
She isn’t rich so hopes that a degree will grant her a job which doesn’t immediately shatter her tolerance levels.
No allergies. Stupid autobiography.
Once, she walked past a fishmongers while humming the horrendous song, ‘Perfect 10′ by The Beautiful South.
What she loves is blues music… And distortion.
Enquire about her work here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen McClory is a writer and reader based in Edinburgh. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in 3 AM Press, Necessary Fiction, Smokelong, The Toast, and Phoebe, among other places. Last year she was a Creative Futures Artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, Canada. She blogs about the voluptuous weirdness of the everyday at schietree.wordpress.com
Emily Robards is a visual artist who works primarily with photography but also works in a variety of other media such as printmaking, drawing, text, embroidery and paint.
Born 1988, in Adare, County Limerick, Ireland. She is currently attending Limerick School of Art and Design where she is studying a BA in Printmaking and Contemporary Practice.
She is the Junior Gallery Assistant at Ormston House Gallery.
Her work draws from dreams and memories, linking the spiritual, human and animal worlds together with an underlining narrative of innocence and the uncanny.
The work arises from the self, drawing from her past, while trying to take control of the present.
Emily combines images with found text relating to the subconscious or individually in the form of black-out poetry to create new narratives and personal myths.
Elizabeth Rose Murray
Awaiting accreditation for a PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London: ‘Action and the Articulations of the Contemporary Poem’. Co-Editor of Veer Books. A member of the collaborative writing (anti-) performance collective London Under Construction. My current practice is improvisational Performance Writing making particular use of BodyTracing, projected image and text sequences and other multimedia atmospheres. I have two books of poetry published to date, SHUDDERED and ‘IS ing’, the latter being a responsive transcription of improvised performances 2007-2011, and a Chapbook LllOoVvee from Smithereens Press 2013.
Living in Donegal, Ireland.
- ‘My Hands are Sore’ 29th May-24h June 2015, Beton7, Athens, Visions-V_Ideas, Performances,
Bodytracing, Improvised Performancewriting, Installation.
- ‘Say Citizen: 3rd May’, Nov-Dec 2014, NoJuryNoPrize, Artlink Fort Dunree Improvised Performance: Bodytracing and Writing
- The Enemies Project: ‘Another thing to wear it’ 25th Sept 2014 Dublin Writers Centre
- ‘Forbid Me My Love’ Cabaret, Triskel’s Black Mariah gallery, Cork, Friday 5th July 2013 Improvised Performance, Concrete and Sound poetry and Reading.
- Purgatory Nov 2012 Béal Festival
- Reading at the prague Micro Festival 2011
- A sample of the text from my latest book ‘IS ing’ can be seen here
- A sample from my previous book collaboration ‘SHUDDERED’ with Stephen Mooney and Piers Hugill can be seen here