Modwords is an artistic hub in Waterford City celebrating every person’s talents. Throughout the year modwords offers open mics, writing classes, and is an activist in community development, pushing for a city working together.
Anna Jordan of Modwords curates this eclectic selection of shorts made locally in a free screening event, all welcome.
In 2017 alone, Modwords ran 10 open mic sessions, where any person of any age/ability could sign up to share their work in the intimate and
friendly setting of a local bar or café. The Modwords movement then culminated in a two-day festival event where Anna brought spoken word, short plays, music, secret shows, art exhibitions, dancing, film, book sales and book swaps to a variety of Waterford venues.
“Modwords encouraged writers of all types to stand up, be terrified, but know that their words matter” Anna says. “We’ve had people from ages 13 to 80 share their work and it’s so great to see a room in Waterford full of people of different voices, generations and art forms sharing their work.” Munster Express, April 2018