Readings & EVENTS 2022


Full details of readings and events where Anne Casey and/or her work will feature during 2022 will be added via links once announced by individual organisers.​​​​​

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  • CANCELLED DUE TO SYDNEY COVID OUTBREAK Thurssday,  6 January - 7.00 pm (Australian AEST): Nollaig na mBan  presented by The Prankqueans (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 AustralasiaThis is a live, in-person event. Venue: The Gaelic Club Sydney, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.


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           BRIGID 2022:


  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID Thursday, 3 February: Brigid of the Waves presented by The Prankqueans  - produced by Aine de Paor and featuring poetry and prose readings and music celebrating Irish-Australian heritage by writer, Gabrielle Carey; poet, Anne Casey; harpist, Cliona Molins; and singers/musicians,  Rosie McDonald, Julie McFarland and  Jacqui McPhee - in partnership with the  Irish National Association of Australasia. This is a live, in-person eventVenue: The Gaelic Club Sydney,  64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. 


  •  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID Sunday, 6 February: Brigid of the Waves presented by The Prankqueans  - produced by Aine de Paor and featuring poetry and prose readings and music celebrating Irish-Australian heritage by writer, Gabrielle Carey; poet, Anne Casey; harpist, Cliona Molins; singers/musicians,  Rosie McDonald, Julie McFarland, Jacqui McPhee and other artists. This is a live, in-person eventVenue: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre,  1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, New South Wales, Australia.



  • Saturday, 19 February at 8:30pm:New York Encounter  annual international cultural conference - including a reading by Anne Casey. Venue: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City. This is an in-person and online livestreamed event - COVID restrictions apply. Further details​.


  • Wednesday, 9 March: Official launch of The Alphabet of Women  poetry anthology (edited by Miriam Hechtman). This is a live, in-person event taking place in Sydney. 


  • Thursday, 17 March: Australian Citizenship Ceremony - including a poetry reading by Anne Casey - at The Rocks, Sydney as part of the Sydney St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. Admission by private invitation only.


  • Sunday, 20 March: Australian Citizenship Ceremony - including a poetry reading by Anne Casey - at The Rocks, Sydney as part of the Sydney St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. Admission by private invitation only.




  • Thursday, 16 June at 6 pm: SOLD OUT!!  Bloomsday: Untold Stories  -  On the 100th anniversary of Ulysses, the Consulate General of Ireland, in partnership with the University of Sydney, hosts Irish-Australian women's arts ensemble, The Prankqueans  for a night of music, spoken word and song, including a poetry reading by Anne Casey.​ This is a live in-person event at the Seymour Centre,  Cleveland Street, Chippendale, Sydney. Admission by prebooked tickets only.





  • Thursday 7 July at 6-8 pm: Poetica Petit Poetry Night - hosted by Miriam Hechtman with featured poet, Anne Casey and live music by Huck Hastings. This is a live in-person event at the Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, Double Bay, Sydney. Book tickets.








  • Monday, 11 July at 6 pm Colombia time (Tuesday, 12 July at 9 am Sydney time): 32nd Medellin International Poetry Festival - poetry reading by featured poet, Anne Casey with translation into Spanish. This is a hybrid event - taking place live in-person in Medellin, Colombia and simulcast live online. Watch anytime (Anne Casey's reading starts: 44.40).

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  • Friday, 22 July at 3 pm Colombia time (Saturday, 23 July at 6 am Sydney time): Closing ceremony of the 32nd Medellin International Poetry Festival - includes poetry reading by Anne Casey with translation into Spanish. This is a hybrid event - taking place live in-person in Medellin, Colombia and simulcast live online. View online via Facebook and YouTube.




  • Thursday, 22 September - 10 am to 3.30 pm: Poetry On The Move Symposium - presented as part of Poetry on The Move Festival  hosted by the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra and taking place at the Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra. Anne Casey will present a paper on poetics of resistance amongst a range of poets and academics. Symposium program and bookings. Full festival program and bookings.



  • UK time: Tuesday, 11 October - 7.30 to 9.00 pm / Australian time: Wednesday, 12 October - 5.30 to 7.00 am: Live Canon International Poetry Prizegiving and Anthology Launch - featuring readings by shortlisted poets including Anne Casey. Online event - bookings.




  • ​​Saturday, 22 October - 1 to 3 pm: Maitland Indie Festival- live in-person poetry reading and discussion panel featuring Anne Casey. Full program and bookings.






  • Wednesday, 26 October - 6.30 pm:Samhain  - celebrating the ancient Irish festival, precursor to Halloween with poetry, song, dance and spoken word - featuring the Prankqueans  and special guest, Colm Keegan, and including poetry readings by Anne Casey. Hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland, this is a live, in-person show taking place at the State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney. Thanks to cultural funding from the Consulate of Ireland, this event is FREE to attend, but bookings are essential. Bookings.



  • Sunday, 30 October - 6.30 pm: Samhain  - celebrating the ancient Irish festival, precursor to Halloween with poetry, song, dance and spoken word - featuring the Prankqueans  and special guest, Lyndsay Urquhart, and including poetry readings by Anne Casey. Hosted by the Irish Australasian Association, this is a live in-person show taking place at the Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney. Tickets at the door - more information.



  • Sunday, 27 November - 2-6 pm: ​Women of Words hosted by Janette Hoppe, featuring poetry readings by Anne Casey, Ali Whitelock, Jacinta Durney and Jodi Vial plus the launch of 'Women of Words' anthology - live in-person at Hudson Street Hum, 7 Hudson Street, Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia. Funds raised at this event will be donated to local refuges that support women and children escaping domestic violence. Bookings.



  • Thursday, 8 December - 7-8.30 pm: 'Some Days The Bird' Book Launch -  live in-person book launch by Maw Shein Win with poetry readings by co-authors, Anne Casey and Heather Bourbeau, and music by Raman Osman at Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore and Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Bookings.







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