The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is inviting people to send them those pieces of poetry and prose that bring solace and joy in preparation for a public reading as part of the second Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing in Waterford.

Cassandra Clare once said “it was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone” and it is in the spirit of this link between reading and wellbeing that the Waterford Healing Arts Trust is organising this very special event which they are calling ‘We haven’t had an earthquake lately…’ .

If you reach for a favourite poem or prose when you need cheering up, please e-mail it to by Wednesday 24 September with ‘earthquake’ in the subject line.  State who the author is and why you chose it. Prose pieces should be no longer than 200 words.

A selection of submissions will be read at a public event in The Book Centre Waterford on World Mental Health Day, Friday 10 October at 6.30pm.

This is the second time that Waterford Healing Arts Trust is hosting this unique literary event which forms part of the programme of the Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing.  The Well Festival, a joint initiative between Garter Lane and Waterford Healing Arts Trust, celebrates the benefits of participation in the arts for both individuals and the community. It is funded by the Arts Council and will run from 6 – 10 October.

For more information please contact:  051-842664


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