Modwordsfest Returns to Waterford
This weekend – Sat 13 and Sun 14, July – Waterford will be all about words, as Modwordsfest takes over the city.
Now in its third year, the festival has gone from strength to strength. What started out initially as a spoken word festival has expanded to include all types of writing. Organised by spoken word poet and creative writing facilitator, Anna Jordan, this year’s festival will feature everything from short plays and workshops in the Theatre Royal, to short films in Garter Lane, and numerous spoken word performances in pubs and cafes throughout the city.
“Modwords is for everyone,” Anna Jordan told me. “I know everyone says that but Modwords really is. It’s a platform for every type of person to give whatever they have in their hearts a go.”
And what can people expect from this year’s festival?
“Absolutely everything in an organized chaos kind of setting. Plays, poetry, film, comedy, spoken word, art, first timers, old pros, impressive venues, music and some craic.”
You can find out more about the festival and check out all the events happening on the Modwords Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/modwordswaterford/
Derek Flynn runs Writing.ie's SongBook blog, and is an Irish writer and musician. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He’s been published in a number of publications, including The Irish Times, and his fiction was featured in 'Surge', an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press with the aim of showcasing “the very best of the next generation of Irish authors”. Online he can be found at his writing/music blog – ‘Rant, with Occasional Music’ – and on Twitter as @derekf03