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Introducing the IWC/Cúirt Young Delegates

Introducing the IWC/Cúirt Young Delegates

This week we are delighted to announce the selected IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates! Congratulations to Jack Sheenan, Gloria McNeely, Supriya Dhaliwal, and Rachel Sargent who will be attending the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway this April for four days of full literary immersion. The selected four young writers will be given festival passes and accommodation for four days of full literary immersion in its events and activities. During this period, they will be supported by an IWC facilitator and mentor Alan McMonagle to reflect on the festival and share their views on the experience.  Keep an eye across our social media over...

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Announcing our new Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association

Announcing our new Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association

We are delighted to announce that playwright Rosaleen McDonagh will be working as our newest Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association. Rosaleen McDonagh is a frequent contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 and also a columnist for the Irish Times. She is also a performer & member of Aosdána & is a board member of Pavee Point & Project Art Centre. Her theatre work includes; The Baby Doll Project, She’s Not Mine, and Rings. ‘Mainstream’ was produced  in 2017. Rosaleen will adapt Colum McCann’s novel ‘Zoli’, which is a fictionalised narrative of Papusza, a Roma poet, for production in...

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IWC's first Roaming Writer-in-Residence is announced

IWC's first Roaming Writer-in-Residence is announced

Congratulations to Jan Carson who has been selected as our first ever Roaming Writer-in-Residence! Jan will travel by train to various universities throughout Ireland, where she will facilitate workshop with Creative Writing students. She will be working with the students to create and send "Postcard Stories"; pieces of micro-fiction written on postcards.  Jan is a Belfast-based writer and currently has published one novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears (Liberties Press, 2014), a short story collection, Children’s Children (Liberties Press, 2016) and a microfiction collection, Postcard Stories (Emma Press, 2017). Her next novel will be published in spring 2019. What is the Roaming Writer-in-Residence? Funded by...

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Announcing the Novel Fair 2018 Finalists

Announcing the Novel Fair 2018 Finalists

Announcing the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2018 finalists – as selected by judges Anthony Glavin, Nuala O’Connor and Mairead Brady Twelve aspiring novelists have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2018, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday 17 February. Now in its sixth year, the event presents a unique opportunity to gain face time with some of the most influential people in Irish publishing, and could truly kick-start a literary career for this year’s winners. Congratulations to this year’s winners who have been named...

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New Community Writers-in-Residence in Northern Ireland

New Community Writers-in-Residence in Northern Ireland

This week we are delighted to announce our two newest Community Writers-in-Residence in Northern Ireland; Mel Bradley with the Rainbow Project, Foyle and Deirdre Cartmill with Women's Aid, Belfast. Congratulations to both writers and we look forward to seeing the work that they produce with their respective organisations!

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