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The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing

Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt Glucksman House Joe O'Connor Joseph O'Connor UL Frank McCourt Summer School University of Limerick

The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing

University of Limerick Launch New York Summer School in Creative Writing in honour of Frank McCourt We are so pleased to be partnering this July with Glucksman Ireland House NYU and the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Limerick, along with the generous sponsorship of the Shannon Airport Authority, to offer a Summer School in New York in honour of the late Frank McCourt. The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing will take place in New York from 7–10 July inclusive. The Summer School will be led by the renowned novelist and Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing Professor...

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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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