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Nollaig Shona

Nollaig Shona

We at the Irish Writers Centre would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! The IWC will be closed for the Christmas break from Wednesday 20 December to Wednesday 3 January.  We look forward to welcoming you to the centre again in 2018. 

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Dublin City Writers-in-Residence Announced

The Irish Writers Centre and Dublin City Council are pleased to announce that Declan Burke and Elizabeth Reapy have been appointed as Dublin City Writers in Residence. The residency runs for the period October 2017 to September 2018 and will be managed by Dublin City Public Libraries through the Director of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, and will be supported in kind by The Irish Writers Centre. The writers will be based here in the Irish Writers Centre on Parnell Square for six months each until September 2018 and we look forward to welcoming Elizabeth to the building later this month. The residency will...

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Closure on Monday 16 October due to severe weather warning.

Due to status red weather warnings the IWC will be closed on Monday 16 October. You can communicate with us via email at info@writerscentre.ie and Twitter as usual.

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Life is very grey when I am not telling stories - New Irish Communities

Life is very grey when I am not telling stories - New Irish Communities

Writing has always been part of my life. Introverted, I was mostly bored at school, sitting at the back of the class in Salvador city, Brazil, making up my own stories. My best friends were the journals I kept. When the time came to choose a profession, I wanted to be a pen for hire. So I became a journalist, a job that I embraced for a couple of decades, along with my work in Public Relations. I travelled to Ireland in 2010, and what was intended as a one-year sabbatical became a seven year stay, and counting. I was...

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In Memoriam - Elizabeth O’Carroll

In Memoriam - Elizabeth O’Carroll

We were very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of one of our beloved IWC members Elizabeth O’Carroll, a founder member of the Bealtaine writers’ group.  The group originated in a series of workshops offered by the Irish Writers Centre and Age and Opportunity as part of the Bealtaine Festival celebrating creativity in older people in May 1999.  She taught creative writing and was also published in various publications, including two Bealtaine Writers Poetry Anthologies. A former teacher, born in County Armagh, she is the mother of six and grandmother of eleven, and was an avid and engaged gardener,...

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