Skip to main content


21st Oct 2023
to 29th Oct 2023

Age Range
All ages

Trailblazers - A Way With Words

The Purple and Gold Writers Collective will deliver a trail of innovative and engaging poetry events in daytime café venues from 21-29 October. Each day a different poet from the collective will become a poet in residence at the specific venue. They will read poems, share stories, and encourage discussion and engagement from the audience.

Taking place during the busy Opera Festival period, these relaxed sessions that ignite the imagination will support positive mental health by offering a pathway for the expression of thoughts and feelings. Festival goers will be provided with some downtime to recoup and reflect on their experience in a creative way. Participants who are not attending the festival will be included in the creativity and fun that is enveloping the town at that time. Themed around place and community, the workshops will provide another dimension to the town during the Festival. The workshops will engage participants in a unique yet familiar way of looking at Wexford, and provide a fresh way in to developing positive placemaking action.

Oct 21 3pm Paul Hennessey La vista, Opera house

Oct 22 1-3pm Alice Doyle Our lady's Community cafe, Our Lady's Island 

Oct 23  3pm Daithi Kavanagh Stable Diet, Sth Main St

Oct 24 2-4 John Cooney Harpur 11, St Peters Sq

Oct 25 2-4 Deirdre McGarry Red Kettle Mallin St 

Oct 26 2-4 Conor Lyons Ufcoffee Clonard 

Oct 27 11am Ronan Berry The Swan, The Faythe

Oct 28 2-4 Alanna Hammel Coffee Roasters 

Oct 29 4-5  Miscellany Medley, Whites Hotel

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

Stay up to date