Writing Home presented by Poetry Ireland

The Writing Home Initiative is a programme of creative engagement designed specifically for homeless service users and providers.

Led by poet Colm Keegan, the initiative was run in Kilkenny and Waterford using spoken word and creative writing as a means to support wellbeing and self-expression.

Writing Home presented by Poetry Ireland is a showcase with award-winning poet Colm Keegan as MC and a selection of talented participants on the project from Tintean, McGwire House and Focus Ireland.They get a chance to share their work in a Theatre environment.


Event Date: Saturday, January 29th

Event Time: 3pm

Tickets: FREE

Venue: Garter Lane Theatre




Please join us at this showcase with Colm as MC and a selection of our talented writers from Tintean, McGwire House and Focus Ireland.

The Writing Home initiative was developed by Colm Keegan with Kilkenny County Council.  The workshops have been trialled in partnership with Poetry Ireland and supported by Creative Ireland and Waterford County Council and Garter Lane 



Colm Keegan:

Colm Keegan is an award-winning writer and poet from Dublin, Ireland. His first book “Don’t Go There” was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. His latest collection “Randomer” is now available from Salmon poetry.

 His debut full-length play “For Saoirse” was staged in Axis Theatre and shortlisted for the Fishamble New Writing Award in 2018. His short play “Something Worth Saying,” commissioned for the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland project in 2020 was called ‘exquisite and devastating’ by reviewer Emer O’ Kelly.

 He was a co-founder and board member of Lingo, Ireland’s first Spoken Word festival. In 2014 was awarded a residency in the LexIcon, Ireland’s largest public library. He has developed numerous creative writing projects for schools and colleges across the country. He is a creative writing teacher and co-founder of the Inklings Project, a writing initiative for young writers, and was the writer in residence for Carlow College St Patricks in 2019. He also developed and co-ordinates South Dublin Epic for SDCC arts office.

 He has recently released a special 10-year celebration limited edition of Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About (co-written with Kalle Ryan and Stephen James Smith), now available as a book for sale here and as an audio play on spotify.