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XBorders: Accord Participants Announced

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XBorders: Accord Participants Announced

We are delighted to announce the selected participants of the 2018 XBorders: Accord project. On foot of the exceptional success of the inaugural XBorders project in 2017, we will be continuing the project in 2018 as XBorders:Accord. As with last year’s project, ways of seeing and thinking about borders, their potential for art, and in particular, writing, will be explored. In 2018 the project will focus on ways of addressing conflict through various conflict-resolution means, such as negotiation, mediation, peace-building and political discourse towards building an accord. The notion of borders may be loosely interpreted in the act of writing, and can...

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Irish Writers Join Experts to Tackle Borders at Home and Abroad

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Irish Writers Join Experts to Tackle Borders at Home and Abroad

The Irish Writers Centre has announced the 18 participants for its newest programme, XBorders, an innovative new cross-border project bringing emerging writers together to explore and write about borders through fiction or non-fiction.   With art critic, lecturer and former Turner Prize judge Dr Declan Long, the writers will explore contemporary art practice of the ‘Post-Troubles’ period in Northern Ireland and the ways in which this work has engaged with social change in Northern Ireland. International borders will be explored with anthropologist and border security expert Dr Mark Maguire whose research focuses on international migration, biometric security, counter-terrorism and border...

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XBorders Participants Announced

XBorders

XBorders Participants Announced

XBorders is an exciting new cross-border project bringing emerging writers together to explore and write about borders through fiction or non-fiction.  As part of the Irish Writers Centre’s Northern Irish programme, one of the goals of this project is to bring together writers from North and South Ireland to workshop on the theme of borders in both a national and international context. This process will be facilitated through seminars and workshops with artists, academics and professionals in the field. Ways of seeing and thinking of borders and their potential for art, and in this instance writing, will be explored. On...

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