Authors Announced for our Festival this May

Waterford Writers Weekend 2015We’re delighted to announce some exciting names for our festival this May!

  • Journalist Roisin Ingle brings us a special evening of appreciating our mothers and examining the truths and delights about mother-daughter relationship.
  • Novelist Niall Williams brings us a writing masterclass for experienced writers in our beautiful new venue at the stunning Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore.
  • Sarah Webb will lead two junior workshops at our Carnegie library in the city centre, helping children to explore their creativity through words
  • Greyfriars Gallery plays host to two of Ireland’s most unique and exciting talents, Donal Ryan and Mary Costello, a great opportunity for an in-depth Q&A and discussions.

Tickets go on sale online next week through our website and Eventbrite – tickets will also  be on sale in our festival office closer to May.


Waterford Writers Weekend 2015 – Nine Weeks to go!

www2We’re delighted to announce our 2015 dates, bringing workshops, readings, and lively events over the weekend of May 7th – 10th in Waterford City.  Incorporating the Seán Dunne Young Poets’ Award and events recognising the legacy of Sean Dunne on the twentieth anniversary of his death, Waterford Writers’ Weekend brings the very best of writing workshops, captivating children’s activities and engaging talks and seminars with nationally acclaimed authors.

We’ll bring you the full programme over the coming weeks, including of our new dedicated booking office in the heart of Waterford city and our accommodation and dining selections for your visit.  Follow us on Twitter or Facebook,and at our online home at

Looking forward to seeing you in Waterford!

Fringe Festival

Are you organising an arts or entertainment event this May?  We’d love to list you in our Fringe Festival guide and help promote your event!

Waterford Writers’ Festival runs from May 7th – 10th, and our print programme and website recieves lots of local and national attention.  Drop us a line on and tell us what you’re planning!

Autumn Writing Workshops in Brewery Lane Theatre

Eight week writing workshops starting in Carrick on Suir at the end of September.

Writing Changes Lives

 All my workshops are suitable for anyone beginning, or beginning again, to write and are informed by the work of Pat Schneider, founder of

Amherst Writers & Artists.


Start date: Saturday, 27th September 2014

Time: 10.30am to 1pm

Duration: 8 weeks

Venue: Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir (tearoom)

Fee: €150 (if that is honestly a difficulty let me know)

All you will need to bring is a pen, a notebook and a desire to write. Remember, writing changes lives. You can read some testimonials here

To book a place, or to ask me about my workshops, I would love to hear from you through the contact page.

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