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Launch of Wicklow Literature Programme with Words Ireland

Mermaid Arts Centre Wicklow Arts Office Wicklow County Council Wicklow Library Service Wicklow Literature Day Words Ireland

Launch of Wicklow Literature Programme with Words Ireland

Mermaid Arts Centre Thursday 25 February, 2016 at 6pm   Words Ireland is delighted to announce the development of a new literature programme in partnership with Wicklow County Arts Office and supported by the Wicklow Library Service.This programme will involve readings, public events, mentoring schemes, workshops and masterclasses with some of Ireland’s leading writers, poets and illustrators.  It will be launched at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray on Thursday 25 February at 6pm with guest speakers Michael Nicholson and John Ryan, both of Wicklow County Council (scroll down for full invite details).  Wicklow is home to a wealth of writing talent and...

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Announcing the recipients of the IWC / Anam Cara bursaries

Anam Cara Anam Cara residencies Anna Heussaff Jack Harte Realtan Ni Leannain Sean O Faolain

Announcing the recipients of the IWC / Anam Cara bursaries

The Irish Writers Centre and Anam Cara Writer's & Artist's Retreat are delighted to announce that Réaltán Ní Leannáin and Simon Ó Faoláin are the recipients of two one-week residencies to take place later this year.  These residencies will afford the two writers time and space to complete their current creative projects which are being written in the Irish language.  The recipients were selected by a panel comprising writers Anna Heussaff and Jack Harte, and Valerie Bistany of the Irish Writers Centre. Jack Harte commented on the residencies by saying:  'A week in Anam Cara is a huge boost to any writer, and the affirmation that it...

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Special Discounted Rate on Selected Courses

Conor Kostick Discount Henry McDonald Irish Writers Centre Nessa O'Mahony Spring Programme

Special Discounted Rate on Selected Courses

    Latecomers!  If you've missed out on joining a Spring 2016 course, it's not too late to sign up and the course will be discounted accordingly. Offer available for a limited time only. Although the courses in question have already begun, the course facilitators are confident that those joining in late will be able to catch up on any class work missed. The courses being offered at discounted rates are as follows: Historical Fiction with Conor Kostick (Thursday 11th | 6.30pm) Essay and Memoir with Henry McDonald (Tuesday 16th | 6.30pm) Finding Your Form with Nessa O'Mahony (Tuesday 16th | 11am)  This is a great opportunity to...

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President Michael D.Higgins visits IWC | 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Colm Mac Con Iomaire Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Irish Writers Centre Irish Writers Centre Patron Joseph O'Connor Liz McManus Michael D Higgins President Higgins Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

President Michael  D.Higgins visits IWC | 25th Anniversary Celebrations

On Wednesday 13 January 2016 we welcomed the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, in recognition of his patronage which marked the beginning of our 25th year celebrations.     Writers and IWC Ambassadors, Éilis Ní Dhuibhne and Joseph O'Connor read for the President, as well as Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, the recipient of this year's Jack Harte Bursary Award. Musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire debuted his beautiful composition Solasta to a packed room of writers and distinguished guests – and wowed us all. The President addressed attendees with a speech that ranged in content from Bowie and Hot Press to Descartes and civil society... President Higgins...

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In memory of Brian Friel, RIP

Brian Friel Irish Writers Centre Liz McManus

Brian Friel – a playwright who gave voice to the heart and the resilience of the Irish spirit The Irish Writers Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brian Friel. Known as one of the greatest Irish playwrights of our times and renowned for Philadelphia, Here I Come, Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa, Friel proved himself to be a versatile writer who was skilled at adaptations and penned two fine short story collections. His impact has extended beyond the realm of writing, both at home and abroad. While Friel succeeded in bringing the realities of life in rural Ireland to a...

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