Elizabeth McGeown: 'twas
McGeown's epic poem 'twas captures many stories of the Christmas season: from the parties and celebrations, to the isolation felt by many, to commerce, music, TV specials and other traditions. It is a poem born of Belfast, and the unique situation the city centre found itself in during the wake of the Primark fire; but it also explores how Christmas can make us reflect on our own personal identity, and how we choose to engage with others.
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Elizabeth McGeown is based in Belfast and came to poetry from a background of singing, sometimes using snippets of song in her pieces. She is a two time All-Ulster Poetry Slam Champion and a finalist in the 2016, '17 and '18 All-Ireland Slams. Elizabeth was chosen by judges from Dublin: UNESCO City Of Literature to take part in the Lingo Festival Slam 2015, placing third in the same competition in 2016.
Festival performances include Body & Soul, Lingo, Sunflowerfest, and the C.S. Lewis Festival. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival she is a regular 'Cast Member' for Allographic's Other Voices Spoken Word Cabaret. Some day, she plans to write a full-length spoken word show.
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Watch the video of 'twas