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Fringe FUSE: Call Out

14 November 2018

Fringe FUSE: Call Out

Curated by Linda Devlin
Workshop led by Emmet Kirwan 

Are you an emerging poet who could benefit from some professional advice coupled with friendly feedback in a safe and supportive performance space? Take the leap from page to stage with Fringe FUSE!

We’re looking for five brave new voices to take part in the Spoken Word Edition of Fringe FUSE, our regular scratch night for work in development. Selected poets will get to bring their pieces to a workshop with Emmet Kirwan, before presenting them to an audience at Fringe FUSE curated by Linda Devlin. The focus of the workshop will be on performance, finding your own voice and bringing it to the stage with character and confidence. 

The workshop takes place in FRINGE LAB on Tuesday 4 December from 2pm to 5pm, followed by our live event in the Vintage Room, upstairs in the Workman’s Club from 6.30pm to 8pm. Each poet will perform for approx.10 mins. Admission is free and participation in the workshop is also free. 

Applications are via this form, which asks you for some brief info about yourself and one piece of new work of between 3-5 mins duration. Deadline is Tuesday 20 November, 5pm. Click here to apply.

To attend Fringe FUSE, please RSVP to


Linda Devlin is a sometimes creative producer, sometimes programmer of things, sometimes community worker. But her favourite work is when all of those things meld together in one big no-one-knows-what’s-going-to-happen projects. Linda tends to work mostly with spoken word, which she describes as a ‘gateway artform’, something that she got involved with fifteen years ago as a way of working with young people in a community education setting. She co-founded and managed Lingo, Ireland’s first dedicated spoken word festival which ran from 2014-17. Linda has programmed and produced spoken word events and projects for Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Dublin City Council, St Patrick’s Festival, ILFD, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and was the creative producer of the All Curious Minds area at the inaugural All Together Now festival in Waterford this year.

Emmet Kirwan is an Irish Actor, Playwright and Poet. His play Dublin Oldschool won the Stewart Parker Award and has been performed at The National Theatre London. It has recently been made into a feature film. Emmet is also known for being the writer and star of the Irish television comedy series Sarah and Steve (2010). He wrote and performed four spoken word pieces as part of THISISPOPBABY's 2016 production for Dublin Fringe Festival RIOT. The short poetry film Heartbreak, based on a monologue from RIOT, went viral following its release in 2017 and won an IFTA award. Emmet is a veteran actor of the Irish stage and his distinctive voice can be heard narrating many Irish documentaries and television shows.

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