Poetry Reading at Y Gadair Wag | The Empty Chair | An Chathaoir Fholamh: Irish Writers’ Centre


  Y Gadair Wag | The Empty Chair | An Chathaoir Fholamh F Date: Wednesday 13 September Time: 7pm Tickets: Book through Eventbrite   To mark the centenary of the death of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, who was killed on the battlefields of Flanders on 31 July 1917, you are cordially invited to a special performance of Y Gadair Wag (The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh) at the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, on Wednesday 13 September 2017. The evening is held in association with the Irish Writers Centre and Poetry Ireland. Bringing together poetry, film and experimental techniques, this new show by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales, explores themes of loss… Read More →

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.