Cobh Library Event – 23th of July 2016

So I’m off to meet some creative writers & book clubs members to chat about writing, publishing and the creative process.

If you are near Cobh Library on Saturday the 23th of July from 2- 4 pm you are all very welcome to join me for this free event.


Wexford Literary Festival – 28th of May 2016

I’ve been invited to be part of this wonderful festival. I’m looking forward to the event and spending time with authors and readers alike.

Waterford Writers Weekend – 08th of May 2016 – 3.30-4.30pm The Book Centre- Waterford

Flying high On Butterfly Wings
Karen Power will be speaking to Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin from about writing and the self-publishing process

Next Butterfly Barn Experience Event at Tramore Adult Education Centre on Tuesday April 18th.

The Butterfly Barn Experience – Thursday 31st of March 2015

I hosted the very first Butterfly Barn Experience.
In my imagination Butterfly Barn is a place where people come to rediscover their strengths, try out new things, and have fun. Since I don’t have a physical place, I thought why not bring the concept to other venues. Contact me at if you’d like me to come to your group, school, college, organisation or business.


and some feedback.

“A really lovely, fun enjoyable day. I didn’t want it to end.” Emer

“It made me personal feel that I could take time to think about my skills and qualities, left me in a very positive “feel good” mode. Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.” Conchi

“Life does throw challenges at us from which we struggle to get through but meeting today was another exit from the tunnel. Loved the fun shared. Well done Karen.” Anne

“Really enjoyed the day with Karen. Time went too fast was so relaxed I could have spent another day there.” Rita

The launch of On Butterfly Wings on Friday the 27th of November 2015.

Ireland’s first National Baby Loss Awareness Day on the 15th of October 2015.
I was so honoured to be among the invited speakers. It is an issue very close to my heart, a veil of silence so often surrounds it. Thanks to Feleacain, The Miscarriage Association of Ireland and Etopic Pregnancy for organising the event. And to the many other bereavement charities who provided stands and information to the attendees.

Butterfly Barn

Butterfly Barn

International Literacy Awareness Week – 21st of September 2015

It was a privilege to speak at Waterford Library as part of Literacy Awareness week for the launch of “Love to Write” a compilation of stories from adult learners based in the city.
Here’s the link to my speech.

RTE Nationwide – Friday the 15th of May 2015

I was delighted to be featured on RTE Nationwide. I was a fantastic experience for us as a family.

Waterford Writers WeekendFriday 08 May 2015

I spoke at Waterford Writers Weekend at The Book Centre, Waterford. A big thank you to Stephen from Irish TV for his interview.

Butterfly barn _ Irish TV


Launch of Butterfly Barn at The Book Center, Waterford on the 14th of November 2014
The beginning of this amazing journey.