Welcome to the Irish Writers Centre


About Us

Founded in 1991, the Irish Writers Centre is the national resource centre for Irish literature.

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Novel Fair

2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of Novel Fair, described by The Irish Times as a 'Dragon's Den for writers'.

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30th Anniversary

This year, the Irish Writers Centre is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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Irish Writers Centre ACNI Supported Course Bursaries

The Irish Writers Centre is pleased to announce a fourth round of course bursary applications for Northern Irish Writers. These bursaries will enable writers to develop their skills through funded places at Irish Writers Centre creative writing courses, and open up access to course entry by subsidising costs to individuals who may not otherwise be able to take a course.

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Upcoming Courses

Learning at the Irish Writers Centre

The Irish Writers Centre offers a range of writing courses for writers at every stage of their career. Listed below are a selection of our upcoming courses, with the full archive available via the link below.

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Donate to the Irish Writers Centre

We offer a range of support options designed to suit individuals and those in the corporate sector who wish to support our work.

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Here, in 19 Parnell Square, a genuine community has grown and flourished. It, like all truly functioning communities, has had to craft its own ethic of solidarity, one that is based on equality, full participation and genuine respect for the many differing voices that makes it up as a whole. It is for that reason that I am very proud to be Patron of the Irish Writers Centre.

President Michael D. Higgins
Patron of the Irish Writers Centre