Last month Colm Keegan and myself performed together at the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford. After our show finished we met two very talented and intelligent sisters who I believe to have everything it takes to be future stars of Irish Spoken word/Live poetry: Molly Fitzmaurice(19) and Lily Rose Fitzmaurice(17). Here’s some more about them and a selection of their work, enjoy. Karl Parkinson.
I’m Molly Fitz, nineteen, born in London, grew up in Ireland and now studying in Amsterdam, a result of my ego’s need to be special and different. At eight years old I told my dad I was going to be a writer, wrote a twenty page novel called ‘Sarah and her magic pencil’ and thought that was it yet throughout the years, I practiced unintentionally, using writing as a means of finding my thoughts, God knows how many napkins are scattered in bins and on floors with my heart and soul poured onto them (Am I stereotypical enough? My favourite writer is Beckett if that helps add to the image). I do not intend to sound pretentious in this, only honest, and in all truth, writing helps me find silence. My head is very loud, I drink too much coffee, the written word slows me down. It is and at once, a strange comfort and coldness, I become very alone in words, yet at the same time, poignantly free. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org