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Waterford Writers Weekend Events

Sophie White

Oct 23, 2021, 3:00 PM

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

Rónán Hession

Oct 22, 2021, 1:00 PM

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

Megan Nolan

Oct 23, 2021, 1:00 PM

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.

Séamas O’Reilly - (Sold out)

Oct 22, 2021, 5:00 PM

The Observer columnist discusses his memoir Did Ye Hear Mammy Died, a remarkably funny exploration of childhood grief.

Deirdre Sullivan

Oct 21, 2021, 12:00 PM

Event 1: The award-winning YA author talks about her new book Precious Catastrophe, the compelling and darkly magical sequel to Perfectly Preventable Deaths. | Event 2: Deirdre 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 Sullivan explores the trauma and power that reside in women’s bodies.

Nell Regan

Oct 22, 2021, 3:00 PM

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.

Desert Island Poetry

Oct 21, 2021, 3:00 PM

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 inspire him.

Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Oct 24, 2021, 3:00 PM

The final Writers Weekend event, a tribute to the city by award winning Waterford poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne.

NEALO - (Cancelled)

Oct 23, 2021, 4:00 PM

Rapper and performer NEALO talk about his career, process and what inspires him.

Waterford Poetry Prize

Oct 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

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 years winners.

Niamh Sharkey and Owen Churcher

Oct 24, 2021, 12:00 PM

A Field Guide to Leaflings, a family event with former Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey and Owen Churcher. Welcome to the world of Leaflings, the secret guardians of the trees. Among the branches and roots of some of our planet's most important inhabitants, live the leaflings. These tiny creatures protect trees and help manage their interactions, their cycles and tell their stories.

Waterford Writers Weekend Schools Event

Oct 21, 2021, 9:00 AM

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


Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 PM

Stories Found in Change. An evening of words and music from every different kind of voice. Nostalgia and Freedoms from the heart to the lips. Modwords comeback event will be that of magic......

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