Dave Lordan is a multi-genre writer, performer, editor, and pathbreaking multimedia educator with 4 acclaimed books & 20 years experience in creativity education & cultural programme design.
He is especially interested in transgenre collaboration with other artists, & in partnering with educational, cultural and media institutions to design, develop & deliver workshops, courses & programs in fields such as creative writing, contemporary literature, hybrid/multimedia literature, performance literature, creative literacy, Irish literature/culture, experimental literature, & teacher-training.
Dave has a record of success in course/workshop design & delivery at primary, secondary, undergrad, postgrad, early school leaver, gifted children, visiting university students & tour groups. Recent artistic collaborations include with Christy Moore, radio artist Bernard Clarke, alt.film maker Eamonn Crudden, & Karl Parkinson.
Dave shines a light into the darkest corners…around the cities, through the towns, up the mountains and on down the rivers, and always that bit of hope we surely crave. There are some of his poems that I would love to sing.
Download a free e-book of Dave's 'bizarre' First Book of Frags
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essential dave lordan
Dave is so prolific and his output so diverse that it can be hard to keep up. Essential works of Dave Lordan are an ideal introduction to the work of this multi-genre writer, performer, editor and educator.
From first read of Dave Lordan’s work I was convinced of his genius. I’ve since seen him perform his writing in Dublin, Galway and London. Each time, as writer and performer, he created that electricity that lets you know you’re witnessing a unique talent and you leave knowing you were lucky to have been in the room that night.
Word Factory UK
Long recognised as one of Ireland’s most inspiring creativity teachers, Dave teaches creative writing at primary, secondary, adult, and university levels. He is currently a member of staff at the Centre for Poetry Studies in DCU, at the Big Smoke Writing Factory where he co-directs Dublin Young Authors, and at Bray Institute of Further Education. Dave works with the overseas programmes of a number of American Universities to provide visiting students with high quality educational experiences while in Ireland.
Lordan is a man on a mission. He is determined to professionalise the practice of teaching creative writing....I attended Lordan’s one-day “crash course” on the subject back in March and it’s inspired me to change my approach, particularly when it comes to doing creative writing workshops with children.
The Word in Flames” confirms Dave Lordan’s stature as the most original, incendiary and impassioned voice writing in Ireland today. The combined lyricism and potency of his writing confronts the reader, forcing us, as all great writers do, to see the things we are unwilling or forbidden to know.
Dr. Sinéad Kennedy Department of English, Maynooth University & Secretary, Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment
The Word in Flames is Dave Lordan's latest release of essays on literature and revolt.
The Word in Flames is a book on accessible, thought provoking, non-academic essays on the subject of literature, technological change, social change, revolution, multimedia and all of the connections between these ideas.
Some of the writers whose challenging and often deeply controversial work that Lordan discusses in The Word in Flames include the Italian revolutionary Pier Paolo Pasolini, the French revolutionary Marquis de Sade, and the Irish revolutionary Liam O'Flaherty.
This collection is an ideal read for writers, political activists, and multimedia creators alike. The Word in Flames is now available for download as an ebook which can be read in all devices for €10. Contact dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy. All proceeds will go to Dave Lordan as an independently funded artist.
Trying to do for his generation what Yeats and Heaney did for theirs.
The Sean O Rourke Show
RTE Radio One
Lordan moves Irish poetry forward, looking at modern realities rather than the Platonic ideals many poets are still relying on. His poems are built using startling images, expert restraint and energetic lines. They wake you up, shake you, insist you pay attention.
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