22nd May 2017 in Brussels ‘Poets of the black chair: Francis Ledwidge and Hedd Wyn 1887-1917′

Place Poelaert, Brussels

Delighted to be contributing to marking the centenary of poets Francis Ledwidge and Hedd Wyn in Irish Embassy, Brussels. Monday 22nd May 13.00-14.30   all information at Eventbrite   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myles-dungan-rte-nerys-williams-ucd-poets-of-the-black-chair-francis-ledwidge-and-hedd-wynn-1887-registration-34417006192

May 2017 Literature Wales Residency in Brussels: Barddoniaeth Colled

  Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss “Literature Wales is delighted to announce Nerys Williams as the writer who will undertake a literary residency in Brussels this May. The residency forms part of Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss, a wider project commemorating the First World War. Poetry of Loss has a specific focus on Hedd Wyn, who was killed on the battlefields of Flanders, near Ypres, on 31 July 1917. The project is delivered by Literature Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 First World War Centenary Programme and the Government of Flanders.” http://www.literaturewales.org/lw-news/nerys-williams-undertake-literary-residency-brussels-may/

6pm- 8th June 2016 ‘The Idea of a Republic: Freedom and Politics @ Royal Irish Academy


This is the fourth in a series of six events themed around the constitution. Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St. Dublin Chair: Professor Maeve Cooke MRIA, School of Philosophy, UCD Panellists: Professor Richard Bourke, Department of History, Queen Mary University of London Dr Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot, Glenstal Abbey Dr Iseult Honohan MRIA, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD Dr Nerys Williams, poet and academic, School of English, UCD The Preamble to Bunreacht na hEireann asserts a connection between concern for the common good and the dignity and freedom of each individual. It can be argued that this connection is the distinctive mark of the republican model of politics, impacting… Read More →

7.30pm 11th May, 2016 – Collaboration: Irish Writers’ Centre/ Crescent Arts Centre Belfast


Compass Lines #2 due to take place between poets Miriam Gamble and Nerys Williams at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast 11th May, 2016. Tickets for Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast via Eventbrite: €8/6 | Tickets on the door: €10/8 Compass Lines is a writers’ exchange project developed by Christodoulos Makris  aiming to establish links between writers and communities in the North and South of Ireland, while additionally examining relationships between the East and West of these islands, through workshops, public discussions, and the commissioning of new collaborative writing.    

Talk in Rathgar Books, Dublin 13th April, 2016.


APRIL EVENT THE RATHGAR BOOKSHOP POLITICS AND POETRY OF 1916 With MYLES DUNGAN Broadcaster, historian, author & DR NERYS WILLIAMS School of English, Film & Drama at UCD On WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 7.30pm http://www.therathgarbookshop.ie

Poetry + 1916 Centenary Talk


Reflecting the Rising (RTE)   Thomas MacDonagh and Pádraig Pearse  Rebel Poets and Readings Introduced by Richard Downes, RTÉ 28TH MARCH | EASTER MONDAY 14:00 – 15:30 TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN GERALD DAWE NERYS WILLIAMS The role of the poetic imagination in the politics of the Easter Rising. Prof. Gerald Dawe, poet and Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin and author of War & War’s Alarms. Rebel Poets and Readings | 1916: Politics and Poetic Language What lessons can be learned from the poets of the revolutionary period on the basis of the language of their poetry. Dr Nerys Williams, poet and lecturer in the School of English, Drama and… Read More →