January 2

About Kalle and the Art Attack website

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Who is Kalle?

Kalle Ryan is a writer and performance poet from Waterford, Ireland (with Swedish roots). Kalle’s plays and poetry have been published in Ireland and the United States and he is the award winning songwriter of “My Blood is Boiling for Ireland”, the Irish Times alternative national anthem competition winner. For almost a decade he has curated and MCd one of Dublin’s most popular arts nights “the brownbread mixtape”, where he also writes and performs comedy sketches with the highly regarded Brownbread Players sketch troupe. He is a co-founder and director of LINGO, Ireland’s first and only spoken word festival. Kalle has written and performed in two award nominated Fringe shows, “Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About” and “The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú”. He has written several commissioned pieces, collaborated with musicians such as Jape and poets such as Stephen James Smith, as well as performed his work at several notable literary events such as the Dublin Writer’s Festival, Electric Picnic, Longitude, and a Culture Ireland poetry showcase at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. For almost a decade he worked for Google in Online Marketing and Sales, and as a Creative Communications Manager, as well as leading Cloud 9, their cutting edge innovation space. He currently leads Communications for Facebook at their International HQ in Dublin. Kalle lives in a leafy Dublin suburb with his lovely family.

What is this Art Attack website about?

I’m an artist and creative person working in the world of communications, with a fondness primarily for storytelling and the written word. I created this website as a way of chronicling my creative exploits, digging deeper into how some ideas come about (and evolve), and to share inspirational artistic things that give me joy and spark ideas. (My first post here on the website explains it in a bit more detail). I would really love for this to be an interactive place to bounce ideas and inspire you to create too. Let’s have an Art Attack together