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Waterford Writers Weekend

WWWBanner(1)Waterford Writers Weekend 2015
May 7th – 10th
Waterford City’s most distinctive Arts Venues.

This year we are bringing the best of national and local writers, speakers and artists, as well as a programme of workshops and events sure to inspire and delight audiences of all ages. The very best of challenging and ground breaking fiction writers, the freshest voices in Irish writing and lots of home-grown talent join to celebrate everything Waterford has to offer.

Waterford City and County Council Libraries and the Arts Office organize the Waterford Writers Weekend annually and we are delighted to see it going from strength to strength each year.

The Seán Dunne Young Poets Award will continue to provide a platform for young writers and in 2015, twenty years after his passing, the life and work of the renowned Waterford poet will be honoured. To keep up to date with festival news, follow us on facebook and twitter or sign up to our newsletter.

Purchase event tickets through our Bookings Page or by calling to our Festival Bookings Office at the Arts Office in Greyfriars Gallery – 051 849983

For specific queries please email us at waterfordwritersweekend@waterfordcouncil.ie

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An Act of Love: The Marie Fleming Story

Saturday, 9th May, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre

The unforgettable story of how one woman fought to live – and die – on her own terms. Marie Fleming became a household name in Ireland with her trail-blazing campaign for the right to die with dignity, when she took a landmark case against the Irish State to lift the ban on assisted suicide. But behind the Multiple Sclerosis sufferer’s brave fight lay a remarkable life story known to few.

Dave Kenny talks to ghost writer Sue Leonard and Marie’s daughter Corrinna about how the book came about, Marie’s remarkable story and her lasting impact

To book your tickets log on to www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie or phone the Booking Office on 051 849983
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A PRESCRIPTION FOR HAPPINESS: AND REACHING MORE OF YOUR POTENTIAL IN LIFE
WITH
DR. MARK ROWE

A session which aims to motivate and challenge your thinking, thereby leading you to true wealth and prosperity in your personal life, your work commitments and your community engagements
Tickets €10/€8 concession
Sunday 10th May, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Greyfriars Gallery, Greyfriars, Waterford City

To book your tickets log on to www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie or phone the Booking Office on 051 849983

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