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Announcing the Jack Harte Bursary recipient for 2017

25th Anniversary Annaghmakerrig Eílis Ní Dhuibhne Henrietta McKervey Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Events Jack Harte Jack Harte Bursary Liz Nugent Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Tyrone Guthrie Centre Writer-in-Residence

Announcing the Jack Harte Bursary recipient for 2017

Last week we were delighted to award Henrietta McKervey the Jack Harte Bursary at a celebratory evening with IWC members and friends, on Thursday 8 December at the Irish Writers Centre. This is the third year of the Bursary which is presented in association with Annaghmakerrig at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and offers writers a two-week fully resourced residency in spring 2017. The award was named in Jack Harte's honour as the unsung hero of the literary scene; he has been instrumental in the establishment of the Irish Writers' Union and, later, the Irish Writers Centre. Liz Nugent was the first recipient...

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President Michael D.Higgins visits IWC | 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Colm Mac Con Iomaire Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Patron Joseph O'Connor Liz McManus Michael D Higgins President Higgins Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

President Michael  D.Higgins visits IWC | 25th Anniversary Celebrations

On Wednesday 13 January 2016 we welcomed the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, in recognition of his patronage which marked the beginning of our 25th year celebrations.     Writers and IWC Ambassadors, Éilis Ní Dhuibhne and Joseph O'Connor read for the President, as well as Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, the recipient of this year's Jack Harte Bursary Award. Musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire debuted his beautiful composition Solasta to a packed room of writers and distinguished guests – and wowed us all. The President addressed attendees with a speech that ranged in content from Bowie and Hot Press to Descartes and civil society... President Higgins...

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Announcing Our New Patron President Michael D. Higgins & Our Six Ambassadors

Anne Enright Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Ambassadors Irish Writers Centre Patron John Banville Joseph O'Connor Marian Keyes President Michael D Higgins Roy Foster

We are delighted to announce that President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has kindly agreed to become the Patron of the Irish Writers Centre. The President will visit the Centre on 13 January 2016, marking what promises to be a memorable inaugural event in our 25th anniversary celebration year. We are also thrilled to welcome six new Ambassadors who will act to promote and endorse the Irish Writers Centre over the next three years. They are all key literary figures in Irish literature selected across a range of disciplines and we look forward to working with them in furthering the aims and...

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Novel Fair 2015

Anthony Glavin Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Irish Writers Centre Jane Alger Literary Agents Novel Fair 2015 Publishing

Announcing the twelve Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2015 finalists – as selected by judges Anthony Glavin, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne & Jane Alger

Twelve novelists have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in Novel Fair 2015, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday 21 February. Now in its fourth year, the event aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving novelists the opportunity to bypass the slush pile, pitch their ideas and place their synopsis and sample chapters directly into the hands of publishers and agents.

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