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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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