Opera Performance and Creation
Aoife Mannix unfortunately won't participate this year.
AOIFE MANNIX was born in Sweden of Irish parents. She grew up in Dublin, Ottawa and New York before moving to the UK. She is a poet and writer, the author of a novel, five collections of poetry and four libretti.
She has been poet-in-residence for, among others, the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. She has toured internationally with the British Council as well as throughout the UK and Ireland including the Southbank Centre, Latitude, the Big Chill, the O2 Festival and Cuirt International Festival of Literature.
She has been commissioned by the BBC, the National Archives, the Portsmouth Museum, Youth Music Theatre UK, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Bronte Parsonage, and Half Moon Young People’s Theatre. She has taught creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, the University of Westminster, Anglia Ruskin University, and Bucks New University.
She has previously worked as a script editor for the BBC as well as for Channel 4 and the Royal Court Theatre. She has a PhD in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently writing a memoir, Like a Smile, and a novel, A Boy Returned. She lives in Oxfordshire.