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IWC/WCLF Young Writer Delegates Showcase

West Cork Literary Festival Young Writer Delegates

IWC/WCLF Young Writer Delegates Showcase

Now in our fourth year, the Young Writer Delegate Programme has partnered with the West Cork Literary Festival for the first time. At this showcase, our four selected IWC/WCLF Young Writer Delegates will share some of the creative work developed during the festival with their mentor Eimear Ryan. This year’s Young Writer Delegates are Ava Lynch, Shane Murphy, Niamh O’Connell and Ross Walsh. Join us for a lunch time reading, hosted on Zoom on Friday 23rd July at 1pm. Register for free here. 

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Young Writer Delegates reflect on ILFD 2021

ILFD Young Writer Delegates

Young Writer Delegates reflect on ILFD 2021

Last month, book lovers across the country tuned in to the International Literary Festival Dublin 2021. Attendees were treated to 10 jam-packed days full of readings, conversations, debates, screenings, guided walks, events, podcasts and broadcasts, spanning the genres of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, theatre, music and screenwriting. Now in its second year operating online, the programme was immersive, exciting and definitely did not disappoint.  Among the attendees were our IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates Grace Banks, Fadilah Salawu, Emer O'Hanlon, and Olamide Alao. Here is what they thought of the experience.  Everyone is Talking About Patricia Lockwood & Roisin Kiberd, review by...

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Announcing our 2021 IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates

Competitions ILFD Young Writer Delegates

Announcing our 2021 IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates

We're delighted to announce that the 2021 IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates are Emer O'Hanlon, Olamide Alao, Fadilah Salawu and Grace Banks. They will be mentored by award-winning poet, creative writing teacher and dramaturg Jessica Traynor.  Now in its fourth year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme gives young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in an (online) literature festival and to contribute to it as active participants. You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish Writers Centre and ILFD social media channels. Emer O’Hanlon Emer is a writer and PhD student from Belfast. When not researching her...

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Announcing our 2021 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Competitions Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Announcing our 2021 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

    We're delighted to announce that the 2021 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates are Rosa Mäkelä, Kieran O’Brien, Helen Major and Libby Marchant. With additional awards made to Safa Zaiani and Meriem Ahmed as IWC/Cúirt Common Currency Young Writer Delegates. Now in its fourth year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme gives young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in an (online) literature festival and to contribute to it as active participants.  You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish Writers Centre and ILFD social media channels. Rosa MäkeläRosa Mäkelä is a writer from Headford Co. Galway. She completed a...

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Announcing the 2020 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Announcing the 2020 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

We're delighted to announce Niamh Elliot-Sherridan, Andrew Maguire, Tegan Forde and Martin Sykes as the 2020 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates. Now in its third year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme gives young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a literature festival, soak up the atmosphere and to contribute to it as active participants. Cúirt International Festival of Literature will take place online from 23-25 April. During this period, the Young Writer Delegates will be supported by writer Elaine Feeney, who will act as a mentor.You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish...

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