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Waterford Writers Weekend launches a jam-packed programme, which announces over 28 events for adults and children across the city. Speaking at the programme launch Melanie Cunningham, Director of Waterford Writers Weekend, expressed “We are delighted with the depth of this years line-up which includes 6 interactive workshops for kids and over 20 engaging events for all literary lovers.” Waterford has a long established culture of the literary arts, and no other festival highlights this better than the Waterford Writers Weekend, May 5th – 8th, 2016. Once known as the Sean Dunne Writers’ Festival (1996-2010), Waterford City and County Library and Art Services are proving their dedication to this creative custom by supporting it for its 20th year.”
Through the years, the Waterford region has produced many notable writers from Seán Dunne himself to Dr. Eibhear Walshe, (‘The Diary of Mary Travers’) and the Waterford Writers Weekend celebrates this long-lived practice by rounding up influential writers each year with an array of events and workshops over the four days. Furthermore this year, as it enters its 20th year, the weekend itself has something to write home about, as it is fast becoming a tradition, in itself, that celebrates tradition and heritage.
There are both free and paid events.
13 events can be booked online while others can be booked at their respective venues.
www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie for further information.