November 2021


Writing and Music

in Laois



The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music 2021 celebrates that what can happen on the edges, remotely, away from the so-called given centre of things, keenly matters. Its contributors alert us to notice the richness and complexity of a detail, of the consequences of the disruption to ordinary routine, and what is not perhaps typically celebrated. The insights and perceptions driving this LEAVES programme have added value this year.

The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music 2021 is curated by Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

Now in it’s 14th year the Leaves Festival of Writing and Music continues to grow from strength to strength and is becoming a firm fixture on the literary circuit. The festival celebrates writing and music in the beautiful setting of Laois. Leaves is the festival to enjoy contemporary writers, the art of conversation, musicians, film and theatre.

For 2021, the Leaves Festival of Writing and Music will return with a fantastic line up of events. For this year, writers and audiences can return in larger numbers at Dunamaise Arts Centre in lovely Laois. The festival will also have a number of virtual events which allow people to enjoy contemporary Irish writers from the comfort of home.

Leaves Festival 2021, is brought to you by Laois Arts Office and Dunamaise Arts Centre and funded by Laois County Council, the Arts Council and Creative Ireland Laois.

View the 2021 Programme of Events



John MacKenna

Bernard MacLaverty

Sara Baume

Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Pauline Clooney

Louise Nealon

Kerri ní Dochartaigh

Flor MacCarthy

Éilis Ní Dhuibhne

Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke

Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan

Celia de Fréine

Enda Wyley

Phyl Herbert

Marianne Lee

Paul Rouse

Dr Selina Guinness

Selina Guinness

Sheila Armstrong

Terri Kearney

Niamh Boyce

Arthur Broomfield

Arthur Broomfield

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LEAVES Festival
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