Author Archives: clarekirwan

Me and Elvis

It’s been a while. For one reason and another I have taken some time out from performing but this summer I’m back… and I’m with Elvis! No, not that Elvis. Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is … Continue reading

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Batgirl, Borrowers and Bent Spines: National Libraries Day

I’ve been invited to perform library-related poems (and a bit of short fiction) as the celebration for National Libraries Day at my ‘home’ branch Wallasey Central Library, where I’ve worked for the last three years. I’ve found working here surprisingly … Continue reading

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After ‘After the Storm’

I performed new material – Noah in New Brighton and Floods – for a revolving audience of 300 at New Brighton’s flood-damaged cinema The Light. Cracking music from Ei8htband and the boogie woogie bugles boys and girls of Pacific Swing. … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Following the storm damage in New Brighton back in December, there’s a fundraising evening of music, poetry and film at The Light cinema on Sunday 19th January.  An invitation for me to perform has had new material ‘flooding’ out (see … Continue reading

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Clare Kirwan is a quirky performance poet, flash fictioneer, playwright and putative novelist based in Wirral. She is available for commissions, performances and adventures.

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Out now

The Silence Museum 52 poems, most of which have been published or won prizes, including Workmen in the House of Women, Rain Dog Man, The Other Person Knows You Are Waiting, plus popular performance pieces: My Mum’s a Bond Villain, … Continue reading

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