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Beyond words

25th Anniversary Anne Enright Beyond the Centre Beyond the Centre Belfast Book launch Carlo Gébler Catherine Phil McCarthy Crescent Arts Centre Evelyn Conlon Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Events Jack Harte Lisa McInerney Martina Devlin Mia Gallagher New Island Books Peter Sirr Valerie Bistany

Recently we were thrilled to launch our 25th anniversary anthology, Beyond the Centre: Writers in their own words, at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast on 16 November. We were even more delighted when Carlo Gébler agreed to help us launch the anthology, little did we know that his speech would be a tribute not only to the Centre — but to the writers who comprise such a vital part of it. Read on for Carlo's full speech. "In 1978 the New Review, literary magazine, English, held a symposium on the state of fiction: 56 writers supplied replies to a questionnaire.   The respondents...

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Irish Writers Centre launches Northern Ireland Programme

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Irish Writers Centre launches Northern Ireland Programme

Image: Pictured at the programme launch are: Valerie Bistany, Irish Writers Centre, Damian Smyth, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and writers Jack Harte and Martin Devlin. The Irish Writers Centre (IWC), with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery funding, is extending its programming into Northern Ireland with a series of specialized courses and residentials in Belfast, Derry, Fermanagh and Tyrone. The prestigious Dublin-based institution is also offering 20 free professional memberships to local writers.  The IWC, which supports and promotes writers at all stages of their development, announced the details at a special event, hosted at...

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Compass Lines: Days by Karl Whitney & Philip Terry

Christodoulos Makris Compass Lines Crescent Arts Centre Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Events Karl Whitney Philip Terry

Compass Lines is a writers’ exchange project aiming to establish links between writers and communities in the North and South of Ireland, while additionally examining relationships between the East and West of these islands, through workshops, public discussions, and the commissioning of new collaborative writing. Compass Lines aims to encourage artistic fusion and integrate a sometimes fragmented audience, geographically and otherwise, through the strategy of combining writers with various concerns and backgrounds. Eschewing their comfort zones and usual patterns of working presents a diversion and a challenge to the writers, and a way of instigating discussions about ideas of process...

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Five tips for getting published

Belfast Book Festival Blackstaff Press Crescent Arts Centre Gavin Corbett Jan Carson Publishing Day Publishing Ireland

As we're taking our Publishing Day series on the road this week as part of the Belfast Book Festival, we've put together a few quick tips for aspiring writers on how to get published:    1. Google Is your FriendResearch each publisher and know who you're submitting to. Read submission guidelines carefully and note whether unsolicited manuscripts are accepted, what genres they publish and what authors are on their lists. 2.  A Clean Pair of Eyes Find someone who will read your work with a keen eye and who is prepared to give you honest feedback before sending out your...

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