Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Join writer Petra Kindler on Friday 22nd March at 6pm as she talks about her unlikely journey from being a compulsive reader in a family that valued books only as handy missiles, to becoming a literary translator of eminent authors such as Anne Enright, Sebastian Barry or Eugene McCabe. On the evening, Petra will muse on her 25-year detour through the "evil universe" of advertising while explaining how she also came to write and publish short stories, magazine articles, a children's play and other stage material without ever considering herself a writer, sharing on the night her innermost disgust for the yawning cliché that Germans are devoid of humour, conveniently ignoring the fact that humour tends to occur in the shape of language, and reveal the awesome truth that is forever lost on the culturally complacent: humour does occur in languages other than their own - and so does literature! Book your FREE tickets today on 051-855038. Seriously Now! is part of Scattering- Gathering and the Waterford Writers' Weekend 2013 programme of events.

Come along and also catch the stunning Scattering – Gathering and Cavalry exhibitions before they close Thurs 28 March. Scattering – Gathering focuses on the themes of emigration and immigration, offering a rich and honest visual response that is particularly interesting and relevant with the current Gathering celebrations. The exhibition features work by 20ten artists, a Waterford based collective of distinctly diverse artists; Pat Carri, Kevin Connolly, Róisín Kinsella, Darragh Lyons, Pat McArdle, Christine O'Brien Shanahan, Conor Rush and Milia Tsaoussis-Maddock. Artists Magda Karol from Poland and Willemein Koelink from Holland along with two Waterford artists Kate-Bowe O'Brien, now living in Edinburgh and Andrea Caulfield, based in Australia have also responded. Cavalry by John Conway runs alongside Scattering- Gathering in the new front of house (FOH) Space. In this body work John questions the fear of where the future is taking us. Cavalry is the first of six exhibitions to open in the FOH Space and is kindly supported by AIB Waterford. Both exhibitions continue until Thurs 28 March 2013, open daily Tue- Sat 11am-5.30pm (and during performances). Admission is as always free. To download the free catalogue and for more info on the accompanying free events see http://www.garterlane.ie.

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