Internationally award-winning poet and writer



  • Wednesday,  6 January - 7.00 pm (Australian AEST): Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) - Produced by Aine de Paor and featuring poetry and prose readings, drama and music celebrating Irish-Australian heritage by writer, Gabrielle Carey; poet, Anne Casey; singers/musicians,  Rosie McDonald, Julie McFarland, Jacqui McPhee and other artists - sponsored by the Irish National Association of Australasia  as part of the Baile as Baile  project.  This is a live, in-person event. Venue: The Gaelic Club Sydney, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.

  • Wednesday, 6 January - 7.00 pm (Irish time): Days of Clear Light Launch Party  - launching an anthology to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Salmon Poetry, edited by Nessa O'Mahony and Alan Hayes, with foreword by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. Online via Facebook and Zoom. VIEW A VIDEO OF THE LAUNCH PARTY AND READINGS

           BRIGID 2021:

  • Thursday, 25 February - 7.00 pm (LONDON TIME) - Launch of 'The Lost Letters of Flann O'Brien'  hosted by Liverpool John Moores University, to be conducted online via Zoom due to COVID. (Note: This event occurs on Friday, 26 February at 6.00 am Australian AEST.) View video of event.

  • Sunday, 21 March - from 12.30 pm - Australian Citizenship Ceremony at St Patrick's Day Festival  - Anne Casey will read poetry as part of this ceremony hosted by the St Patrick's Day Festival Committee and featuring guest speakers including Senator Deborah O'Neill; Sneha Chatterjee, Regional Director, New South Wales Department of Home Affairs (on behalf of Minister Peter Dutton, MP); Brendan Keiran; and Karen Murphy - with musical entertainment by Short & Sweet.

  • Thursday, 25 March - from 8.30 pm (SYDNEY TIME) -Launch of Globalisation anthology  produced by Kelly Van Nelson, featuring readings by contributors including Anne Casey.

  • Saturday, 27 March - from 9.00 am (SYDNEY TIME) -Ireland Calling  radio program on Sydney Radio 2RDJ FM: Live in-studio interview by Catherine Crosse with Anne Casey, including selected music and poetry readings. Listen live worldwide on: Ireland Calling - Radio 2RDJ

  • Thursday, 22 April - from 7.00-9.00pm (HONG KONG TIME) - Proverse Spring Reception,  - including poetry readings, book launches, poetry awards, launch of Mingled Voices 5  poetry anthology and an address by Consul General of Ireland to Hong Kong, David Costello. Anne Casey will read her poem 'Night traps' which won First Prize in the Proverse International Poetry Competition 2020.  This  is an in-person event taking place in Hong Kong and livestreamed via YouTube

  • Thursday, 29 April  -  Celebrating Poetry Day Ireland: 'Poetry is Borderless',  a transnational event curated by Amy Barry, featuring music and poetry readings by poets, Amy Barry, Anne Casey, Jude Cowan Montague, Maria Miraglia, Leyla Isik, Malik Crumpler, Tanya Ko, Fahredin Shehu, Res Burman, Pamela Vandall, Clara Burghelea, Sven Kretzschmar and Sheila Fitzpatrick O'Donnell. View via Poetry Ireland. View via YouTube.

  • Saturday, 29 May - 3 pm - Maitland Indie Festival & Arts Fest - What We Carry Launch  (Recent Work Press 2021) - featuring readings by poets, Simone King, Ella Kurz, Gillian Swain, Magdalena Ball,  Jodie Vial, Mark Tredinnick and Anne Casey. This is a live, in-person event at Mansfield House, 315 High Street, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. 

  • Saturday, 26 June - 6 pm - Bondi Festival - The Alphabet of Women, produced by Miriam Hechtman and featuring readings by poets including Anne Casey. This is a live, in-person event at the Wayside Chapel, 95 Roscoe Street Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Bookings essentialCANCELLED DUE TO SYDNEY COVID OUTBREAK.

  • [NEW DATE TO BE SCHEDULED] - Official launch by Consul General of Ireland, Owen Feeney of 'the light we cannot see' (Salmon Poetry 2021) poetry collection by Anne Casey. This event will feature an introduction by esteemed Australian poet and translator of poetry, Peter Boyle, poetry readings by Anne Casey and harp music by internationally renowned classical harpist, Cliona Molins. This is a live in-person event in Sydney, Australia - bookings are essential. This event will be live-streamed here. POSTPONED DUE TO SYDNEY COVID OUTBREAK.

  • Friday, 20 August - 8 pm - Official launch - Borderless: A Transnational Anthology of Feminist Poetry (Recent Work Press). This the online launch of this feminist anthology conceptualised by Saba Vasefi and co-edited along with Yvette Holt and Melinda Smith. The 'borderless' launch will feature a special surprise guest launcher and selected poets reading their poems from the anthology. Watch a recording of the launch.

  • Wednesday, 8 September - 4-5.15 pm - University of Technology Sydney - Three Minute Thesis Competition Final. Watch nine faculty finalists (including Anne Casey) pitch their three minute PhD theses in this international academic competition. Vote in the People's Choice Award. All welcome to attend via Zoom. Book here.

  • Monday, 13 September - 2 pm (Sydney time) - ​University of Wah, Pakistan - Gender, Humanity and Immigration: A Postmodern Study of Anne Casey's Poetry  - hosted by
    Dr. Rasib Mahmood, Associate Professor in English, Chairperson, Department of English - includes poetry readings by Anne Casey. View full event here.

  • Thursday, 23 September - 9 am to Friday, 24 September - 5 pm - Australian Women's History Network - Lilith Symposium: Gender in Catastrophic Times - full program, including talk by Anne Casey on 'A miserably constructed shelter': The Great Irish Famine and girls of Newcastle Industrial School (NSW). Full program.

  • Wednesday, 21 October - ​International Conference on Recent Advances in English Language, Linguistics and Literature  - University of Wah, Pakistan - 9am (Pakistan time) - keynote address by Anne Casey on 'Gender, Humanity & Immigration: Using Archival Research and Docu-Writing to Restore Voice'   - hosted by Dr. Rasib Mahmood, Associate Professor in English, Chairperson, Department of English. This is an in-person and online event - full conference program runs 18-21 October. Further information

  • 28 October - Launch of Poetry for the Planet' ecopoetry anthology  (Litoria Press 2021, edited by Julia Kaylock and Denise O'Hagan) - featuring readings by selected contributing poets including Anne Casey. This is an online event due to COVID. Further information.

  • Saturday, 30 Ocober - 4.30 pm - The Prankqueans present Meitheal na mBan:  a performance of music, song, poetry and spoken word - in association with Tania McMurtry and Les Sculptures Refusees. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Irish Support Agency to support people disadvantaged by the COVID crisis. This is a LIVE IN-PERSON family-friendly event taking place at the Quarantine Station, Manly, Sydney. Bookings and further details.

  • Tuesday, 9 November - 6.30 pm - Poetry Sydney/Pie in the Sky Poets  poetry reading event featuring Anne Casey, Teena McCarthy, Michelle Hamadache and Tug Dumbly. This is a LIVE IN-PERSON event taking place at 338 Kent Street, Sydney. Bookings and further details.

  • Thursday, 25 November - 6.30 pm (AEST) - Launch of Not Very Quiet Poetry Anthology  (Recent Work Press) - eds Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew and Tikka Wilson - with readings by contributors including Anne Casey. This is an ONLINE event. Bookings and further details.

  • Monday, 29 November - 7 pm (AEST) - Poetry at the Pub Newcastle - hosted by Gillian Swain and David Graham with feature poet, Anne Casey and open mic line-up. This is a LIVE IN-PERSON event at the Wickham Park Hotel, 61 Maitland Road, Islington, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The event will also be streamed via Zoom and Facebook. Bookings and further details.


  • Wednesday, 8 December - 1 pm (AEST) - Society of Women Writers of New South Wales Annual Christmas Function at the State Library of New South Wales  - featuring readings by poets including Anne Casey. The event is a live in-eerson event and also streamed via Zoom. Bookings and further details.

  • Friday, 10 December - 1 pm (London time) - Live Canon Lunchtime Poetry Reading Series. This is an ONLINE event featuring poetry readings by Anne Casey, Pam Thompson, Steve Xerri and Chris Hardy. Bookings and further details.

  • Saturday, 18 December - 4 pm (AEST) - Launch of 'The Lost Codex of Avalon' Music Album by David Yardley - featuring performances by David Yardley, Sydney Chamber Choir, the Song Company and a poetry reading by Anne Casey. This is a live in-person event. Admission is strictly restricted to ticket-holders. Bookings and further details.

Readings & EVENTS 2021

Full details of readings and events where Anne Casey and/or her work will feature during 2021 will be added via links once announced by individual organisers.​​​​​