Speaking Poetry is a series where Spoken Word poets attend local northside Dublin secondary schools to give workshops. The series captures the essence of these workshops, the interaction between poet and students and the students thoughts and opinions on the poets and the poetry discussed.
Each programme centers on a workshop given in class by Spoken Word and features studio performance and interviews with the spoken word poets. The interviews centre on the poets interest in poetry, their memories of poetry at school and how the poems may have motivated them and shaped their work.
Programme two takes place in Mount Temple Comprehensive in Clontarf with spoken word artist Clara Rose Thornton.
Speaking Poetry is produced by Morgan O’Reilly and Near FM technical crew. Speaking Poetry is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme with the television licence fee.