the age of innocence

the age of innocence

The Age of Innocence and Experience | Geraldine ÓKane | TEDxBelfast

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Geraldine ÓKane speaks at a 2015 TEDx event in Belfast. Geraldine is a poet, creative writing facilitator, arts administrator and mental health advocate. She has been successfully writing and having poems published for years. She has recovered from with mental health issues herself and cares for her mum who also has poor mental health. She currently works for the John Hewitt Society and has worked with Community Arts Partnership, Kids in Control and Artists Disability Forum (ADF), alongside many festivals. She is co-host of Purely Poetry a monthly poetry open mic night run in partnership with the Crescent Arts Centre open to all capabilities and backgrounds. She is delighted to have been asked to give talk on poetry and mental health in this year’s TEDx Belfast. She is part of Poetry NI an online and in print platform offering news and opportunities for poets in Northern. She is working towards her first full collection of poetry and was awarded the Artist Career Enhancement Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx