Abby Oliveira is a performance poet/writer/actor based in Derry. She has performed her poetry at countless events and festivals, including at Lingo festival, Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Dublin and Belfast Book festivals.
She was the 2014 and 15 Lingo festival (Dublin) poetry slam champion, and has supported artists such as Saul Williams, Damien Dempsey, Scroobius Pip, Hollie McNish and Polarbear. In 2016 she was awarded two awards by the Arts Council of NI in order to write a solo spoken-word show 'Cast Away Your Compass' and subsequently tour it in Australia.
Her work has been published in numerous online and print journals/publications. She is currently working on her first play 'Conscientia' in partnership with Tinderbox theatre co (Belfast), and her first collection of poetry.