FELISPEAKS is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Co. Longford, based in Maynooth town. She is currently featured on the Leaving Certificate English Curriculum with her poem ‘For Our Mothers’ for examination year 2023.
FELISPEAKS was commissioned by RTE in 2020 with the poem Still about Ireland’s response to the COVID pandemic. In recent events, FELISPEAKS has performed at National Concert Hall: Notes from A Quiet Land as well as various online livestreamed events and symposiums including Createfest, Maynooth University Social Justice Week, Irish Arts Centre New York Halloween Event, NUIG’s Translating the Neighbourhood, Beatfreeks Poetry Jam, Spotlight: Éire to the World, Firegilders with Poetry Ireland, Concern online events, and POD’s Festival of Now. She was a member of Dublin International Film Festival’s Festival Retrospective Committee, curating works.
She has been a board member of Poetry Ireland since June 2020. Felicia has been nominated ‘Best Performer’ by Dublin Fringe Festival Sep. 2018 judged for her performance in ‘BOYCHILD’, a co-written play by Dagogo Hart and herself. FELISPEAKS has also had the opprotunity to perform her poetry at Concern’s 50th Anniversary in Dublin Castle on September 2018 that included speakers such as UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, President Bill Clinton and Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.
Felicia has also been honored with an award by the (APNI) African Professional Network of Ireland for her unique contribution to the art scene in Dublin City, December 2017.
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