Many Tongues of Cork

A multilingual prose & poetry event

Many Tongues of Cork by Good Day Cork
Many Tongues of Cork (2023) hosted in Dance Cork Firkin Crane - Photo by Gretchen Kessler
This unique series of events began in 2019 by Good Day Cork. Many Tongues of Cork (MTC) is at the forefront of changing the narrative in Cork.
Originally, Many Tongues of Cork is about acknowledging the different languages that are spoken in Cork. Going forward, Many Tongues of Cork will include others who’re from over excluded social groups (based on ability, race, gender etc).
Who can participate/perform?
If you are multilingual or from over excluded social groups & would like to participate in our future ‘Many Tongues of Cork’ events please write to

Date of next Many Tongues of Cork:

The next Many Tongues of Cork will be held on:
Sat 24th Feb @ Dance Cork Firkin Crane
11:15 to 1pm
Entry is by €5 suggested donation! Cash only please.
Open to everyone age 18+.
About the venue:
The venue is wheelchair accessible. There will be tea & coffee.
Theme for Sat 24th Feb:
This edition of Many Tongues of Cork is hosted to mark Women’s Day 2024. We’re gathering to discuss women’s lives at the intersection of mental health & inclusion!
Activities at the event:
Writers & poets will share their thoughts about mental health. There will be a discussion with children’s author, Nadine Hughes Campbell about the theme. And, ofcourse, we will have time for open-mic.
Our performers are as follows:
Dr. Manizha Khan (Farsi)
Dorothée Karekezi (French)
Sarah Thompson O’Sullivan
Deborah Odeworitse
Neo Florence Gilson
Please RSVP below!

About Dr. Manizha Khan

Dr. Khan is a dentist.
She arrived in Ireland in December 2021. She was previously the Dean of Dental School in Herat University and has been a strong activist for women’s rights of education and equal opportunities for work inside and outside Afghanistan.
Dr. Khan has been hosting a radio show @mylifeinasuitcase2023 on Radio UCC 98.3FM since October 2022. She has been a voice of refugees and asylum seekers and a strong believer of anti-racism and anti-war. She believes in inclusion and respect for all. She also volunteers in SALAAM project and School of Sanctuary Ireland for the promotion of anti-racism. Her views and life story have been published in Irish Times. She was also featured as a guest on few radio shows.
In her leisure time, Dr. Khan loves reading books and poetry and some times writes poetry in Dari/Farsi and Urdu.

About Dorothée Karekezi

Dorothée Karekezi is an artist born and raised in Brussels, currently HDip student in Theatre & Performative Practices at University College Cork.
She practiced performative arts in Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands before settling in Ireland.
She is a writer, actor and film-maker fascinated about storytelling, and especially interested in elevating silenced voices and stories from marginalised human beings.

About Sarah Thompson O'Sullivan

Sarah Thompson O’Sullivan is an 18 year old writer and reviewer from Knocknaheeny. She began writing poetry at thirteen.
Following on from the success of her Bookstagram “The Lost Library” she recently set up a podcast of the same name, which talks about books, writing, publishing and everything in between, with a key focus on the promotion of reading in young people.
Sarah’s poems feature a variety of themes and topics. She has a physical disability and aims to give a voice to the underrepresented people of Cork as well as shed some light onto topics that oftentimes are left unmentioned.
You can find Sarah on Instagram: @_thelostlibrary_ which has all her other links.

About Deborah Odeworitse

“Deborah Odeworitse, is a Lawyer and a Member of Board AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation, who is a passionate advocate for adult learning and women’s health. Deborah is a University College Cork Sanctuary Scholar, and an important voice for the migrant community in Ireland.” –  ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning

About Neo Florence Gilson

Neo Florence Gilson is a Cork-based poet, storyteller, and singer from South Africa. In 2021, she was awarded the Playitforward fellowship, and she presented public readings at the Dublin Literature Festival, Traffika Radio Europe’s “Migrant Authors in Ireland,” the Cork International Poetry Festival, and the Cuirt Festival of Literature’s “Breaking Ground Writers.” Neo has appeared in Corcadorca Theatre Company and Outlandish Theatre Platform productions. Her writing has been published in The Stinging Fly, Storms Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art, Irish Weekend Examiner, and Golden Shovel Poetry Jukebox Belfast. She obtained the Dignity Partnerships Visibility Award 2023 for a poet from the migrant community who is contributing to social change.
She has performed on various platforms in the UK and Africa. She also released a gospel audio CD titled “Behind The Veil” in May 2013.
The CD has received radio airplay on Ukhozi fm, SAfm, Revival fm and radio Taemaneng.