Woman Scream 2019-Ireland

On Monday 18th of march, 2019, the city of Cork in Ireland, celebrated for the first time, an event part of the 9th Woman Scream International Poetry and Arts Festival. It was celebrated at the Hayloft Bar at the Long Valley, Winthrop St, coordinated by  Ó Bhéal’s.

The invited guest for Woman Scream 2019 was poet Raina J. León, member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.  She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate (2016) and the chapbook, profeta without refuge (2016).  She has received fellowships and residencies with Macondo, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annamaghkerrig, Ireland and Ragdale.  She also is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latinx arts.  She is an associate professor of education at Saint Mary's College of California.
Ó Bhéal is Cork’s weekly poetry event held every Monday night, featuring poetry-films, a poetry challenge, guest poet(s) and an open-mic for original poetry.  This event was marked as their #600. 

You can listen to Raina’s reading on Woman Scream 2019 HERE