Waterford Writers Weekend presents Sunday Brunch with Jim and Megan Nolan
Richard Hayes in conversation with Megan and Jim Nolan. Jim Nolan is Waterford’s best loved and respected playwright. Megan Nolan is a journalist, writer and essayist. They are father and daughter. Family friend, Dr. Richard Hayes will quiz them on all things writing.
Sunday 27 October
The Parlour Vintage Tearooms
Jim Nolan is a founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company and a former Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre. His plays, including Moonshine, The Salvage Shop, Blackwater Angel, Sky Road, Brighton, Dreamland and Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, have been presented throughout Ireland and in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Jim has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland’s leading theatre companies, including Field Day, Rough Magic and the Abbey Theatre. His latest play, The Red Iron, will open at Garter Lane Theatre in November. Jim is a member of Aosdána and his plays are published by The Gallery Press.
Megan Nolan is an Irish writer of essays, fiction and journalism based in the U.K. Her work has appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Village Voice and The Observer. Readings of her work have been commissioned by institutions including The Museum of London, South London Gallery and the V & A. She has recently finished writing a novel with the working title “Acts of Desperation” which is currently being edited.
Dr Richard Hayes is a teacher and researcher at Waterford Institute of Technology with a specialism in literature. He has published many critical articles on Irish and American literature and has a particular expertise in American theatre and film. He is a board member for the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre as well as a regular contributor to arts festivals across the South East. He is currently Vice President for Strategy at Waterford Institute of Technology, having previously worked in a number of roles in the organization.