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Waterford City, Thursday October 21st to Sunday 24th 2021

Thursday 21st Oct:

Waterford Writers Weekend Schools Event

9:00 am. Online event.

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Explore Haiku poetry and celebrate what makes Waterford special with this unique schools event. Downloadable resource.

Free event.

Deirdre O’Sullivan – Event 1

12 pm. Online event.

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The award-winning YA author talks with Libby Marchant about her new book Precious Catastrophe, the compelling and darkly magical sequel to Perfectly Preventable Deaths.

Free event.

Desert Island Poetry – Colm Keegan

3 pm. Online event.

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Colm Keegan, Waterford Poetry Prize judge and award-winning poet, performer and playwright joins festival curator Eimear Cheasty to share the poems that shaped and inspired him.

Free event.

Friday 22nd Oct:

Rónán Hession

1 pm. Venue: Central Library, Lady Lane.

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The author of Leonard and Hungry Paul discusses his latest release Panenka, the tale of a former footballers second chance.

Free event.
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168805039417

Nell Regan

3 pm. Venue: Lafcadio Hearne Gardens.

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Join Nell Regan in the beautiful surroundings of Lafcadio Hearn Gardens in Tramore where she’ll talk about A Gap in the Clouds: A New Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, this classic anthology of ‘tiny, beautiful’ Japanese poems. Q&A to follow.

Admission €5 + booking fee
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168804728487

Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? – Séamas O’Reilly

5 pm. Venue: Central Library, Lady Lane.

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From the Observer columnist and Twitter sensation discusses his memoir Did ye hear Mammy Died, the story of a boy growing up in a family bonded by loss, love and mockery, set against the backdrop of Northern Ireland in the 1990’s.

Free event.
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168805057471

Waterford Poetry Prize

7 pm. Online event.

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The Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council will announce the winners of the national Waterford Poetry Prize 2021 with judge Colm Keegan reading the winning works and giving us an insight as to why they were deemed this year’s winners.

Free event.

Deirdre O’Sullivan – Event 2

8 pm. Online event.

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Deirdre O’Sullivan speaks to Sophie White about her I want To Know That I Will Be Okay. In this dark glittering collection of short stories, Deirdre O’Sullivan explores the trauma and power that resides in women’s bodies.

Free event.

Saturday 23rd Oct:

Megan Nolan

1 pm. Venue: Theatre Royal

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Waterford native and author of one of 2021’s most celebrated debuts, Megan Nolan will read from Acts of Desperation and speak about the process of writing her second novel.

Admission: €6.50
Booking: https://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/megan-nolan

 Sophie White

3 pm. Venue: The Waterford Gallery of Art.

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The writer and podcaster speaks about her bestselling essay collection, Corpsing: My Body and Other horror Shows.

Admission: €5 + booking fee
Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168805089567

NEALO – With Mark Graham

4 pm. Venue: Theatre Royal

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Rapper and performer NEALO joins MArk Graham of the Irish Music Industry Podcast to talk about his career, process and what inspires him.

Admission: €6.50
Booking: https://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/mark-graham-interviews-nealo

Sunday 24th Oct:

Niamh Sharkey and Owen Churcher – A Field Guide to Leaflings

12 pm. Venue: Theatre Royal

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A Field Guide to Leaflings, a family event with former laureate no nÓg Niamh Sharkey and Owen Churcher.

Admission: €16.50
Booking: https://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/niamh-sharkey-owen-churcher

Clodagh Beresford Dunne

3 pm. Online event.

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Clodagh Beresford Dunne is an award-winning poet, former lawyer and international public speaker. Her poems have been published and broadcast in Ireland, the UK and the USA, including Poetry Ireland review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Southword, The London Magazine, Poetry (Chicago), the Woven Tale Press and Pittsburgh Poetry Review.

Free event.

Waterford Writers Weekend 2021 is part of the Imagine Arts Festival which is celebrating it’s twentieth anniversary this year. All information and images are from the Imagine Arts Festival website.


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