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“DAVE LORDAN’S WORK IS TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM TASTES” Sunday Business Post

“DAVE LORDAN’S WORK IS TOO EXTREME FOR MAINSTREAM TASTES” Sunday Business Post (from last Sunday’s review of The Other Irish Tradition) You bet it is, Sunday Business Twats!!! – click through to expose yourself to my shockingly upsettingly dementedly extreme extremism, and help fund more of it  (unless you have mainstream tastes of course, then […]

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A guide to the 33rd County!!!

ON THE 33rd COUNTY 👹🚩✊🌈💥😁🎈 A pleasure to be interviewed in detail about my work, background, & opinions by literary journalist Sophie Grenham for The Gloss. “I grew up on Bog Road in Clonakilty, the capital of West Cork, the 33rd county. I was so lucky to grow up among so many hard-working, talented people. […]

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YEATS DONE RIGHT, at last!!!!

I became intoxicated with Yeats when I was a schoolboy in West Cork, by way of poems like Sailing To Byzantium, Among Schoolchildren, An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, The Circus Animal’s Desertion…. Although I did well enough in tests & exams, it wasnt the meaning(s) of the poems that enchanted me, but their melodies. […]

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FREE EDUCATION FRIDAY!!!

Everybody who loves knowledge & the great writing that best preserves it needs to know about & make use of the out-of-copywright book site gutenberg.org. It’s an infinite library within the even infiniter library of the internet! Below are five books I plucked from the hundred or so uploaded in the last week – if […]

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FREE ONLINE HEDGESCHOOL LECTURE: “Writing for podcast, performance, radio, & audiobook”

If you are interested in writing for performance & broadcast tune in at 8pm tonight at facebook.com/davelordancreativity for my FREE ONLINE HEDGESCHOOL LECTURE: “Writing for podcast, performance, radio, & audiobook” Full WINTER ONLINE HEDGE SCHOOL STARTS Nov 10th dlordan@hotmail.com/0870921117 to register €12 per class €60 for 6 class course – great gift idea!  

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ANNOUNCING ONLINE WINTER HEDGE SCHOOL – UNIVERSITY LEVEL TEACHING OPEN TO ALL FOR A PITTANCE

Dave Lordan Creativity Winter Hedge School I’m running an online hedge school during Nov & Dec. 12 euro to attend one hedge session, 60 euro for all six. Its a course in  21st century creative writing & will cover everything from podcast to performance poetry…teaching the fundamentals of good writing & storytelling alongside some of […]

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Great reaction to The Dead Friends

Thanks everyone for supporting The Dead Friends Podcast, hosted by The Dublin Inquirer – its proving to be one of the most popular things I’ve ever done. All the likes, shares, comments are all hugely appreciated & a great help & encouragement. Covered below in a nice article by Kieran O Mahony in West Cork’s […]

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GROWING INEQUALITY causing PROBLEMS in the GRASSROOTS ARTS!

Rackrenting & general housing insecurity, our low-wage/long hours economy, the increasingly damaging appropriation of the bulk of public arts funds by dodgy NGO’s & neo-liberal PR rackets like Creative Ireland… – together, to be fair, with the bulk of our best young people spending their positive energies on grassroots political campaigning instead of artistic creativity….. […]

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CREATIVE WRITING NOW – BARGAIN ONLINE COURSE with DAVE LORDAN Starts 01/11/18!

    A fun, comprehensive, and wide-ranging online Creative Writing course done in your own time and at your own pace – including weekly live QnA sessions and supplementary classes. Same expert practitioner’s knowledge and lessons as I teach offline at a tiny fraction of the cost – a bargain & a great way to […]

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AGAINST THE ODDS( & SODS) – 6 TIPS FOR INDIE/WILD/WORKING CLASS WRITERS & ARTISTS in IRELAND!

I have been successfully making art & lit in various mediums since the 90s, without the support of the Dublin cultural elite, & for a mostly working-class & left wing audience. Here are a few things I have learned that have kept me from quitting: 1. The most important quality of an independent/wild/working-class/outsider artist is […]

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TAKE BACK THE CITY CONDEMNS ACTIONS OF GARDA AND PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM DURING EVICTION OF OCCUPANTS AT 34 NORTH FREDERICK STREET

     Yesterday, September 11th 2018, between 18:30 and 19:00, 15-20 men arrived outside 34 North Frederick Street in a van with no registration plate at its front and a UK registration number at its rear. They proceeded to enter the building using electric saws and power tools. None of these men were wearing any […]

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No Irish Welcome For Trump

HERE COMES TRUMP! HERE COMES EVERYONE!!! Fine Gael have made a big mistake. Hundreds of millions will be spent hosting this terrorist, while the homeless figures rise, while the buses in working class suburbs of Dublin are canceled, while cervical smears rot in the lab, while post offices close all over rural Ireland…need I go […]

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Why were 100000 children abused?

A Catholic Country – Live Catechism – THIS IS A CATHOLIC COUNTRY Q: Why were a hundred thousand children abused? A: Because this is a catholic country. Q: Why did the abusers get away with it? A: Because this is a catholic country. Q: Why did the people of the country, to their as yet […]

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Why does Ireland’s literary elite suppress the knowledge of our greatest working class novelist? #sundaylongread #workingclassliterature

RAISING THE DEVIL: THE UNSPEAKABLE FICTIONS OF LIAM O’ FLAHERTY! #longread #workingclassliterature  Thank you so much for your letter and cheque. I would be dead were it not for you and of course Fr John O Reilly would say you were aiding and abetting the devil. Well, I hope to raise the devil with the […]

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The Spoken Word Show Episode 4 + Congratulatons DDR, Europe’s best radio station!

  The Spoken Word Show Episode 4 is ready to go – a cracker of an episode & a must listen for fans of grassroots irish literature. Featuring: Fiction Special – New work from Denyse Woods, Oisin Fagan,  Wendy Erskine, Kevin Doyle. Interview with Emma Penney on Working Class Women’s Poetry Interview with Crumlin’s finest avant-gardiste […]

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A Multimedia Writers Diary

Today I travel to Enniscorthy to meet again with a local writers group which emerged from the now closed St Senan’s and is facilitated by local writer Sylvia Cullen. They have been studying my second book,Invitation To A Sacrifice (2010) & apparently particularly liked the poem, The Pisshead. If you want an e-book or paperback […]

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Lets talk about something else for a while! #stubborness #stickingatit #workingclassartist

I gave a quick talk on life as a working artist today to a couple of hundred teenagers who had been making anti-bullying videos inspired by my poem Because I’m Human. It was a delight. What I say about the multimedia/DIY revolution in literature didnt have to explained to them. They know all about the […]

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Secondary School Workshops 2018/19 DAVE LORDAN CREATIVITY

Multimedia Writing Workshops! Multimedia writing workshops are more inclusive, productive & relevant to today’s writing world than run of the mill creative writing workshops. Each student can participate in the activities in the way most appropriate to them – as an illustrator, a performer, a song-writer, a musician, a poet or storyteller, a smartphone videographer….Everyone […]

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Want to be a writer in 2018?

WANT TO BE A WRITER IN 2018? New online course in Creative Writing Now with renowned teacher and author Dave Lordan of davelordan.com for beginner & refresher writers, kicking off in June. Sign-up at dlordan@hotmail.com. Also good for teachers/youth leaders wanting to learn about CW. Free sample class available on request! Tonnes of FREE creativity […]

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