Poetry Events at Waterford Libraries – Molly Twomey and Mark Roper

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Waterford Libraries are delighted to present Poetry Reading Events in Dungarvan Library and Central Library for Poetry Day Ireland. 

Poet Molly Twomey will be reading from her poetry collection “Raised Among Vultures” in Dungarvan Library on Thursday 27th April at 7:00pm for Poetry Day Ireland.

Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork. She has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, The Irish Times, Mslexia, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. She runs an online international poetry event, Just to Say, sponsored by Jacar Press. In 2021, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series and awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary. Her debut collection, Raised Among Vultures, was published in May 2022 with The Gallery Press.

This is a Free Event, but booking is essential.

Please contact Dungarvan Library on 058 21141 for bookings and further information.

This event is in partnership with Waterford City & County Council Arts Office. 


Poet Mark Roper will read from his latest poetry collection “Beyond Stillness” in Central Library on Friday 28th April at 3:00pm for Poetry Day Ireland.

Mark Roper’s most recent poetry collection, Beyond Stillness, came out in October 2022. A new book with photographer Paddy Dwan, about the County Waterford coastline, will be out in October this year.

Mark Roper’s previous poetry collection Bindweed, (Dedalus Press, 2017), was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award. A Gather of Shadow (2012) was also shortlisted for that Award and won the Michael Hartnett Award in 2014. With photographer Paddy Dwan, he has published The River BookThe Backstrand, and Comeragh, books of image and text about the natural history of County Waterford. He has written the librettos for 2 operas composed by the late Eric Sweeney.
“Mark Roper’s trademark spare, spiritual response to the natural world is intensified in Beyond Stillness.” Martina Evans, The Irish Times. 29/10/2022.

This is a Free Event, but booking is essential.

Please contact Central Library on 051 849975 for bookings and further information.

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