Internationally award-winning poet and writer

Readings & EVENTS 2024

Full details of readings and events where Anne Casey and/or her work will feature during 2024 will be added via links once announced by individual organisers.​​​​​


  • Saturday 20 January at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm: The Universal Within the Local - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Poet - a cultural event to celebrate Romania’s national poet, Mihai Eminescu. Featuring readings by poets including Anne Casey, Angela Stretch, Daniel Ionita, Tug Dumbly, Dimitra Harvey, Tatiana Bonch, Charles Freyberg and James Gering, this event is hosted by Poetry Sydney and the Australian Romanian Academy (ACA). Venue: Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, Dowling St, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia. Bookings.

  • Friday, 2 February at 5.30 pm:  Sunset Memorial  - poetry, readings, songs and music celebrating the enduring spirits of Irish-Australian female immigrants - includes a poetry reading by Anne Casey. Presented in partnership with the Government of Ireland, Waverley Borough Council, the Consulate General of Ireland and the Irish Support Agency. Venue: Irish 1798 Memorial, Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, Australia. No booking required; this event is free to attend. This event is part of the Brigid the Rebel Festival, 2-4 February 2024.

  • Sunday, 4 February at 5.30 pm:  Brigid the Rebel Concert  presented by The Prankqueans  - poetry and prose readings, drama, song and music celebrating Irish-Australian female creativity in tribute to ancient Celtic pagan goddess, Brigid - featuring  performances by Aine de Paor, Anne Casey, Cliona Molins, Rosie McDonald, Julie McFarland and Jacqui McPhee - in partnership with the Government of Ireland, Waverley Borough Council, the Consulate General of Ireland and the Irish Support AgencyVenue: The High Tide Room, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Bookings. This event is part of the Brigid the Rebel Festival, 2-4 February 2024.

  • Wednesday, 21 February at 11.00 am to 12.00 pm: ​International Mother Language Day Panel  - hosted by Dr Elaine Laforteza, Centre for Social Justice Inclusion, Multicultural Women's Network, University of Technology Sydney - featuring a panel discussion with participants including Anne Casey who will do a bilingual poetry reading in Irish and English.

  • Sunday, 17 March: Sydney St Patrick's Day Citizenship Ceremonies 2024  - including poetry readings by Anne Casey. These events are part of the Sydney St Patrick's Day Parade & Festival.  Admission is by private invitation only.​

  • Thursday, 21 March at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Voices against racism: A poetry event - including readings by Anne Casey, Graham Akhurst, Suzy Monzer, Christine Afoa, Bernadette Kirwan and Dr Elaine Laforteza. This event is co-hosted by the UTS Multicultural Women's Network and the UTS Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion. Venue: Exhibition Space, Level 4 (entrance level), Building 1 (UTS Tower), 15 Broadway, Ultimo, Sydney. Bookings.

  • Tuesday, 28 March at 8.00 pm (UK time): Troubadour International Poetry Prize Awards Evening  via Zoom - featuring readings by Mona Arshi, Tom Sleigh and all winning and commended poets including Anne Casey. Bookings essential - email:  

  • Sunday, 16 June at 5.30 pm: Bloomsday - a Joycean celebration  in music and spoken word with open mic  sponsored by the Government of Ireland and featuring The Prankqueans.  Venue: The Gaelic Club, 1/64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. Bookings.


  • Sunday, 3 November at 5.30 pm: Samhain - A Soirée with the Prankqueans  - celebrating the ancient Irish pagan festival of the dead with poetry, song, drama and storytelling - featuring The Prankqueans,  an ensemble of #Irish-Australian artists including resident poet, Anne Casey; artistic director and actress, Áine De Paor; harpist and singer-songwriter, Clíona Molins; musician and singer-songwriter, Rosie McDonald; musician and singer, Jacqueline McPhee; and singer and writer, Julie McFarland. Venue: The High Tide Room, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Bookings.