John Waters


writer and journalist

John Waters, irish writer and journalist

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John Waters, selection of domestic and international speaking events  over past year:


ITALY: August 2013: Delivered keynote address to the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples in Rimini, Italy, to the theme of the Meeting: ‘The Human Person: A State of Emergency’.





                                               Full Speech available here



UK: October 2013, Battle of Ideas, Barbican Theatre, London, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October. Participant in symposia on ‘Burning Dead Witches: Putting the Past on Trial’ and ‘Time to Get Serious about Irony’.



                                         Full Debate available here



USA: November 2013. Lecture at Fall Conference of the Centre for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, entitled, The Thinking Heart of Man.




GERMANY: March 2014: Delivered keynote speech at inaugural Rhine Meeting on March 16th, ‘Seeking Our European Heart’.

                                        Full Transcript of speech available here



ECUADOR: April 2014: Address entitled ‘Desiring Liberty: Journalism to Rock ‘n’ roll, delivered at the Catholic University, Quito, Ecuador, April 21st 2014.


NAIROBI: May 2014, Address entitled, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll as a Quest for the Infinite’. Kenyatta University, Nairobi, May 21st 2014.



Interview re 'Rock 'n' Roll as a Quest for the Infinite' given to here


BRAZIL: May 2014, Sao Paolo, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paolo, Address entitled ‘Addiction and Grace’.


IRELAND: July 2014,  Castlecoote House, Roscommon, July 11th, Lecture, ‘French’s Way’, on the centrality of Percy French’s song of civility and affection to the resuscitation of Irish popular culture.


CANADA: July 2014, Canada. Address on The New Rights,  at the invitation of Communion and Liberation Montreal, Hotel Chantecler, 1474 Chemin du Chantecler,


ITALY: August 2014, Pesaro, Italy, talk entitled ‘The True Meaning of the Economic Crisis’, August 8th 2014.


ITALY: August 2014: Curator of exhibition, ‘Generating Beauty: New Beginnings at the Ends of the Earth’ at the Meeting of Rimini. Participated in presentation of the issues underlying the exhibition at the Meeting on August 21st.

 August 2014, spoke at conference, ‘Why the World Loves Italy’ at the Meeting of Rimini, August 18th 2014.


SAN MARINO: August 2014, San Marino, Italy. Address entitled ‘Searching for the Voice of God: the Creative Process in Science and Art’, at a Symposium of scientists, “The Roots of Motivation for Science and Knowledge’, August 21st 2014.


IRELAND: September 2014: First layperson to deliver annual retreat to monks of Mount Melleray monastery, Waterford, September 7th-12th




                             Link to Irish Independent article here



September 2014, Conducted media workshop as part of  ‘Faith and Life Convention;, Saturday 20th September,  in Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Colleges, Knock,  Belfast.


October 2014, Battle of ideas, Barbican Theatre, London. Participant in symposia: “Why are we Afraid to Judge?; ‘Misanthrophy in the 21st Century’; and ‘Me, My Selfie and I – Narcissism or Empowerment?’.










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