I will be reading at the International Literature Festival Dublin on Wednesday 22nd May at 7pm in Poetry Ireland as part of the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and I am so looking forward to it.
Writing has given me so many new experiences. The experience of reading aloud to an audience is something I never thought I would be able to do or if I did, that I would actually enjoy it. But I absolutely love it. There is something magical about that instant connection with an audience when I can see first hand the emotions that my work evokes in the listener.
Once I immerse myself in the poem and in the act of reading it, the nervous rumbling in my tummy stops. I am one hundred percent, present in the now, everything else is forgotten and all that matters is the performance and connecting with those gracious enough to come, sit and listen to my words.