Waterford Writers Weekend 2021

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Waterford Writers Weekend takes places in Waterford City from 21st – 24th October 2021. With events showcasing the very best of new Irish writing. Waterford Writers Weekend is delivered as part of the Imagine Arts Festival and is supported by Waterford Council and the Arts Council.

Now in its twentieth year, the Imagine Festival continues to present an exciting, eclectic and diverse range of artistic events which include theatre, music, comedy, visual art, dance, literature, film and children’s events. Imagine is supported by Waterford City and County Council, Failte Ireland and The Arts Council.

For full listings of Waterford Writers Weekend Events please visit: http://mail.imagineartsfestival.com/index.php/whats-21/www


Featured Events:

  • Rónán Hession

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

Date: Friday 22 October
Time: 1:00pm
Venue: Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ronan-hession-tickets-168805039417


  • Nell Regan

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 with an invitation for attendees to create their own work.

Date: Friday 22 October
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Pond Road, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Booking Required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nell-regan-tickets-168804728487


  • Séamas O’Reilly

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

Date: Friday 22 October
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/seamas-oreilly-tickets-168805057471


  • Megan Nolan

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.

Date: Saturday 23 October
Time: 1:00pm
Venue: Theatre Royal,

Booking required: www.theatreroyal.ie/events/megan-nolan


  • Sophie White

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

Date: Saturday 23 October
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Waterford Gallery of Art, 32 O’Connell Street, Waterford.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sophie-white-tickets-168805089567


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