We are delighted to announce the participants of XBorders: Transition, a programme that challenges writers to examine ways of seeing and thinking about borders, physical or inter-personal, their potential for art, and in particular, writing. XBorders: Transition focuses on the states of change and flux beyond borders, and will take place from November 2018 to March 2019 during which time the group will work closely with facilitator Maria McManus and editor Patsy Horton. This year the programme participants are:

  • Anne McMaster
  • Cassia Gaden Gilmartin
  • Cliona O’Connell
  • Colin Hassard
  • Don Ó Donnacháin
  • Elizabeth Byrne
  • Frédéric Huska
  • Gary Hunter
  • Iva Yates
  • James A. Simpson
  • Kate Kiernan
  • Liz Quirke
  • Louisa Carroll
  • Louise Williams
  • Lucy Beevor
  • Niamh Donnellan
  • Niamh Donnelly
  • Peter McNamara
  • Simon Gibson

    Congratulations everyone and we look forward to seeing the exciting work produced over the next five months.

    Find out more about XBorders: Transition here. 

    XBorders is an Irish Writers Centre initiative supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland and the Arts Council.