WatWriters 03The Waterford Writers Weekend 2014 celebrates the art and the craft of writing. This lively weekend is filled with workshops, readings and debates designed to engage and delight audiences. Based in Ireland’s oldest city, which celebrates 1100 years in 2014, this year Waterford’s history and heritage will take centre stage. Taking place across Waterford’s finest Arts venues, including Waterford Library, Greyfriars Gallery, the Medieval Museum and Garter Lane Gallery, the Festival promises an exciting weekend of readings, workshops and seminars through the city.

WatWriters 02As always, the Seán Dunne Young Writers Awards commemorates the writing of the Waterford poet and celebrates the work of aspiring young authors with a special ceremony kicking off proceedings on Thursday March 20th.

A full programme of children’s events, historical talks and inspirational speakers make this festival one for all the family. Programmes are available in libraries and in and around Waterford.


The life and work of Waterford playwright Teresa Deevy: Exhibition launch accompanied with talks by Dr Eibhear Walshe and librarian Barbara McCormack.

Friday 21st March | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Central Library | Free

The life and times of crime writer Raymond Chandler in Waterford by Fintan J Power Saturday 22nd March | 3.00pm – 4:30 pm | Greyfriars Gallery | €10/€8 concession

Cork Circus presents “Old Father Story” for families and children between 5 to 12 yrs old Saturday 22nd March | 11:30 am – 12 :30 pm | Ardkeen Library | Free & 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm | Central Library | Free

Achieving Work / Life Balance with psychologist and family therapist Dr John Sharry.

Friday 21st March | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Central Library | Free

Inspiring Lives: Fiona Doyle, author of Too Many Tears in conversation with Dave Kenny Saturday 22nd March | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Greyfriars Gallery | €10/€8 concession

Pat Falvey The Summit: How Triumph turned to Tragedy on K2’s Deadliest Days. Audiovisual presentation and talk

Sunday 23rd March | 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm | Greyfriars Gallery | Free

For the full programme click here

Web: https://www.waterfordwritersweekend.ie/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordWritersWeekend

All bookings taken through EventBrite or at the Festival Box Office in Greyfriars Municpal Gallery, Waterford (Off Cathedral Square) – 051 849983, Tuesday to Saturday.

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