Spoken Word

We are a region rich in Spoken Word history. Where stories are shared as experiences, words are spoken in lilts, and the listener is taken on a journey with the artist, Spoken Word is one of the art genres where you can truly experience the Stendhal Syndrome.


Returning this year to manage and perform on the Spoken Word stage, Colin Hassard is no stranger to the Spoken Word scene, winning awards for his Spoken Word in Poetry slams throughout Ireland:


Colin has put together a fantastic timetable for Stendhal visitors bringing back old friends and welcoming new artists to the farm. If you have never watched Spoken Word perform, now, is your opportunity.  We think you’ll be hooked.

Spoken Word will take place on the Garden Shed Stage, Karma Valley, on Saturday from 12.45 and if inspired, at pop-up points throughout the site.  

The full itinerary can be seen below along with some photos of the performers.



12.45 – 2pm

Jane Ross Writers Group

A Little of What You Fancy


2.30 – 3.30pm

Stephen James Smith

Jason Ashford

Word of Mouth Showcase


4.10 – 5.10pm

Red Pill

Hosted by Alice McCullough and featuring

Mel Bradley

Rory Jones

Clare McWilliams

Colin Hassard