‘So Say So’ is a monthly event focusing on poetry, storytelling and music hosted by poet Stephen James Smith in the Wexford Arts Centre. Each month a renowned national (or international) poet will headline and be accompanied by local musicians Cillian and Lorcan Byrne of *Basciville in a never before seen collaboration. There will also be a 5-Word-Challenge open mic section, which is open to all (but strictly limited to 5 minutes per performer on a first come first served basis).
The space will be for all, no matter where you’re from or what age. There would also be encouragement to use the Irish language and any other languages people may speak. All styles and genres are welcome from; poetry, rap, spoken word, monologues, storytelling and songwriters.
The event on 14 September will feature the UK poet Steven Camden (Polarbear), which British Council is delighted to support.
Steven Camden aka Polarbear is an internationally acclaimed spoken word artist, award winning writer and storyteller from Birmingham. Since first stepping on stage in 2004, he has performed his work and led creative projects from Manchester to Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur to California. He writes novels, plays, screenplays and poems celebrating his mixed heritage and the amazing people he grew up around. He is at his happiest in a room with people sharing and building stories, preferably with good food in the mix.