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Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership

Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership

Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership Closing Date:  extended - Friday 14 July, 2017 Location: Board meetings will be held at the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Remuneration: Non-remunerated – this is a voluntary position.  Travel expenses are reimbursable. Time Commitment: Approximately 8 X 2hr Board meetings per annum with time required for preparatory reading, and possible additional time commitments depending on membership of sub-committees. Board members may be asked to represent the Board on certain occasions, depending on their availability and interests.   Background The Irish Writers Centre is a flagship resource organisation for writers. It offers...

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Irish Writers Centre Brings Literary Programme and Top Authors to Cavan

Irish Writers Centre Brings Literary Programme and Top Authors to Cavan

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys joined Valerie Bistany, Director of the Irish Writers Centre, Cllr. Fergal Curtin, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council, Rhonda Tidy, Public Art Manager, Cavan Arts, Eoin Doyle,  Director of Service, Cavan County Council and Sinéad O’Reilly and Liz Meaney from the Arts Council on Tuesday 9 May to announce the launch of the Irish Writers Center Cavan Literary programme. The group was also joined by writers Mia Gallagher and Louise Phillips and blogger Ketty Elizabeth who will be facilitating workshops and courses as part of the Cavan programme.   The programme will be launched on Wednesday 17 May...

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Irish Writers Join Experts to Tackle Borders at Home and Abroad

XBorders

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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IWC Ambassador Anne Enright shortlisted for International Dublin Literary Award

IWC Ambassador Anne Enright shortlisted for International Dublin Literary Award

The Green Road, by Irish Writers Centre ambassador Anne Enright has been shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. The award is the the world's most valuable prize for a single work of fiction published in English.  The winner will be selected by the five member international judging panel, chaired by Hon. Eugene R. Sullivan, and announced by Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr, Patron of the Award, on Wednesday 21 June. The IWC is delighted to congratulate Anne on this achievement and proud to have her as an ambassador for the centre! See the full shortlist below and read more about the awards...

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