John Cummins has been writing for over 20 years and has been performing since early 2010. He has been Leinster Poetry Slam Champion for three years in a row and the 2013/2014 All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion, as well as featured poet at the prestigious Other Voices. John is a regular featured artist at showcase nights around his native Dublin, as well as Galway and Cork. The last two years at Lingo, John blew the roof off The Workman’s Club with his inimitable performances, and as the inaugural Lingo Poet Laureate in 2014, he captured the festival in the form of verse and shared those wise words with the crowds every night. This year we are honoured to have him back to share the stage with some of the finest wordslingers, thinkers and social activists in the world.
WHELAN’S – OCT 23RD – 8PM
Blindboy Boatclub hosts a madcap panel of guests on the theme of socially engaged art, in a chat show like no other! Featuring Panti Bliss, drag queen, gender discombobulist and national feckin’ treasure, and Tara Flynn, actress, writer, and comedian. Joining them will be Poetic Pilgrimage, an outspoken hip-hop duo, Cat Brogan (winner, BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam) and John Cummins (former All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion and featured poet for RTE and BBC’s Euro 2016 coverage). TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE