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Introducing Hilary Copeland as the IWC Acting Director

Introducing Hilary Copeland as the IWC Acting Director

We are very pleased to welcome Hilary Copeland to our team! Hilary will act as our new Acting Director, in Valerie Bistany's stead during her partial sabbatical year. Hilary Copeland has worked in arts management for over ten years, for festivals, arts and theatre companies and nonprofits in Edinburgh and Belfast. She has worked across business management, strategic planning, creative programming and event delivery. Hilary started her career in literature at the Stanza Poetry Festival and The Byre Theatre before joining the Programming Team at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She has worked for clients including NI Science Festival, Kabosh, Culture...

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Introducing the Anam Cara / IWC Irish Language Bursary writers 2019

We are very pleased to introduce Máire Dinny Wren and Dave Duggan as the selected writers for the Anam Cara / IWC Irish Language Bursary 2019. They will be going on a week-long residency to the Anam Cara Writer's & Artist's Retreat to give them time and space to write or develop their work in Irish.   As Gaoth Dobhair i dTír Chonaill don fhile agus gearrscéalaí Máire Dinny Wren. D’fhoilsigh Coiscéim a céad bailiúchán filíochta, Ó Bhile go Bile, in 2011. In 2016, d’fhoilsigh Éabhlóid a céad cnuasacht gearrscéalta, Go mbeinnse choíche saor. Tá saothair léi foilsithe in irisí ar nós Duillí...

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Announcing the Cavan Writer-in-Residence

Announcing the Cavan Writer-in-Residence

We are thrilled to introduce Anthony J. Quinn: the newly appointed Cavan Writer-in-Residence. Anthony J Quinn lives in County Tyrone with his wife Clare and their four children. He is the author of eight novels, and currently teaches creative writing at Queen's University Belfast. His debut, Disappeared, was picked by The Times and the Daily Mail as one of the best novels of the year, and was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award in the US.   The Cavan WIR is a new initiative, delivered in partnership with Cavan County Council Arts Office. 

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Haiku as Gaeilge

Haiku as Gaeilge

We have a little treat for you!  Funded by Foras na Gaeilge, the Irish Writers Centre is proud to present an introduction to the art of Haiku and Haiku in Irish presented by writer Gabriel Rosenstock. Gabriel and videographer George Hooker worked hard to bring you three excellent videos in Irish. Don't worry if your Irish is not up to scratch: they all have English subtitles too. If you want to know more about the (Irish language) Haiku, search no more - these are the videos you've been longing for. Watch the videos here: video one, video two and video three.  ...

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We're looking for an Acting Director/CEO of the Irish Writers Centre (50 weeks from July 2019)

A vacancy for the position of Acting Director of the Irish Writers Centre will arise in July 2019 for a fixed term period of 50 weeks.  The Board of the IWC therefore wishes to appoint an Acting Director to lead, manage and develop the work of the organisation, building on the success and achievements of the last 28 years. This full-time temporary position will be based at 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland.  It is an important cultural leadership role, reporting to the Board, encompassing responsibility for the overall management of the IWC’s full range of operations and its resources and...

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