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Book Launch | Only When I’m Dancing by Wayne Power … by Wayne Power

Front cover of Only When I'm Dancing Can I Feel This Free by Wayne Power

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Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free

– Wayne Power’s forthcoming collection of poetry –

St Patrick’s Gateway Centre is the place to be if you happen to find yourself in Waterford tomorrow, Thursday 26 October, when Waterford Writers Weekend gets underway. The venue will see the launch of author, poet and spoken-word artist, Wayne Power’s latest volume of poetry, Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free.

In this, his third publishing outing, Wayne Power is truly an author who is well into his groove at this stage in his career. With more than a nod and a wink to the Queen of Pop (and a debt of gratitude, perhaps), Wayne says of his latest offering:

“The lyrics from which this book is named after, I feel are fitting. They encapsulate joy and freedom: something I have struggled and fought for, for a long time and feel I have achieved through poetry and spoken word. I have found my voice and freedom through this beautiful art form that has ultimately changed my life.”

Wayne Power is a writer who “speaks for and to a lot of his generation” in the words of playwright, Jim Nolan. His third collection is, arguably, the strongest to date, which is no mean feat, coming on the back of Everyone’s a Star after Midnight, published in 2020 and Neon Hearts and the Angry Mob that followed in 2022), both of which were well received by audiences and critics alike.

Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free by Wayne Power is published under the imprint of The Manuscript Publisher. It will be formally launched by Tony Kelly, whose film The Hurler is currently showing in Irish cinemas. The launch takes place on Thursday, 26 October at St Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford City starting 7pm.

Copies of the book can also be ordered online, along with previous volumes of poetry by Wayne Power.

Wayne Power is a writer, poet and spoken-word artist based in Waterford City. His work has come to prominence in recent years, both locally and nationally, through his performance art, three collections of poetry and some plays that he has written.

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Upcoming Events | SiarScéal Festival Awards Day 2023

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SiarScéal Awards Day Presentation for Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2023

The following short announcement has been posted to the website of SiarScéal, the annual arts and literary festival that incorporates the Hanna Greally Literary Awards.

Poster for SiarScéal Awards Day 2023 at Roscommon County Library HQ, Roscommon Town
SiarScéal Awards Day 2023
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SiarScéal Festival Awards Day 2023 is fast approaching. The event is hosted by Roscommon County Library and will be held on Saturday, 21 October from 2-4pm at the library’s headquarters in Abbeytown, Roscommon. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

This year’s festival will include the customary announcement of winners in the Hanna Greally Literary Awards. The festival’s new creative coordinator, Mary Branley and former director, Gwen McNamara Bond will be on hand to present the prizes.

“It will be a great day, where we will get to hear some of Roscommon’s youngest and newest authors reading from their work and hear also from the adult winners of the Hanna Greally prize. We are also keen to hear from people of all ages regarding what direction they would like to see the festival take in the years ahead,” says Ruairí Ó hAodha of Roscommon County Library.

For further information, please visit the websites of SiarScéal and Roscommon County Council.

You can help to spread news of this upcoming event on social media, using this announcement, including these links if possible.

In addition, there is a poster advertising the event, available to download in print resolution, if you have a notice board and in web resolution, for sharing to social media.