Open for Author Applications

We are currently accepting applications from authors/poets who would like to read at our next festival taking place Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September 2018. Applications will be accepted from May 1st – 31st. Applications sent outside this period will not be considered.

Many thanks for your interest. We hope to bring you a weekend filled with readings, Q&A’s, writing workshops, music, and professional development talks for writers.
Best wishes,
Tanya & the team.

Buy Tickets now!

Hi All,

For our opening event of 2018: WHAT’S HOT IN IRISH WRITING, featuring writers: Anne Enright, Paul Lynch and Danielle McLaughlin alongside publishers: Alan Hayes and Declan Meade, you can book tickets through the Mermaid Arts Centre. €10/8 concession.

All other events are €5 and are pay-at-the-door on a first-come-first-served basis.

Day Passes are €15 and Wkend passes €25. If you would like to purchase one of these, you can pay me at the first event you go to and I will issue you with a wristband.

Day and Weekend are for Saturday and Sunday only – and do not include workshops, which are €10. Booking for workshops is essential:, and you can pay your facilitator on the day!

Any other questions, just drop me an email!

warm wishes,