On Saturday 17 April, a host of Irish writers and performers participated in a public zoom event drawing attention to the subject of Irish Mother and Baby Homes and other Church and State-run institutions, and exploring the difficult question of how artists can bear witness to suffering and trauma, working ethically and responsibly while utilizing craft and poetic technique to illuminate human experience - watch Come, let the blazing truth blind above.

Introduced by Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame, with readings and/ performances by Kimberly Campanello, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Connie Roberts, Vicky Langan, and Jess Kavanagh, the event is co-funded by Poetry Ireland, Maynooth University, and The Arts Council.