Angela Byrne, Nick Smith and Daniel Wade

Another dazzling release from Skibbereen Speakeasy featuring award winning poet and artist Angela Byrne, talented playwright and Hennessy New Irish Writing winner Daniel Wade, and short story writer supreme Nick Smith.

Daniel Wade is a poet and playwright from Dublin. In January 2017, his play The Collector opened the 20th anniversary season of the New Theatre, Dublin. In January 2020 his radio drama Crossing the Red Line was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra. Daniel was the Hennessy New Irish Writing winner for April 2015 in The Irish Times, and his poetry and short fiction have appeared in over two dozen publications since 2012, incl. Cassandra Voices, The Missouri Review, The Agonist, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Live Encounters, Fresh Air Poetry, The Galway Review, A New Ulster, Banshee Press and Zymbol.

Angela Byrne was born in Dublin. Her training includes: City and Guilds Printing, Guildford College of Technology, Surrey, UK. She was a founder member of the ‘Pauper’s Press Printing Cooperative’, Oxford, UK. In 1987 she set up ‘pirateproductions’, Design and Screen-Printing. Returning to Ireland in 1997 to settle in Connemara. Her writings include poetry a selection to be found on her blog https://hagsdemesne.wordpress.com/ Currently working with the Rosmuc based Artist’s Collective ‘An Scuab Fraoigh’ and is a member of Visual Artists Ireland. Sad to say that Angela passed away in 2020, and we are so glad to have this video from her to share.

Nick Smith has been writing short stories, flash-fiction, essays and longer works the best part of his adult life, occasionally dabbling in poetry. He is a voracious reader and loves films and whilst his work tends towards a strong, imaginative content, he has a philosophical outlook and a firm belief in the ‘reality of fiction’. At present Nick is undertaking the final edit of his current novel which, whilst classed as fiction, does possess a semi-autobiographical element.

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