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The Irish Writers Centre is hiring!

The Irish Writers Centre is looking to appoint a new full-time General Manager, commencing 22 June 2015.   Reporting to and working directly with the Director, the General Manager is a core member of the team, responsible for the administrative, educational and financial operations of Ireland’s national literature resource and support organisation for writers. While key areas of responsibility include administration and educational programming, the General Manager also acts as the public face of the Irish Writers Centre.  We want to hear why you would make a good addition to our staff which, although small, is vibrant, hard-working and creative. ...

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Announcing EU Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist

The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to be the first to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature 2015, a prize for emerging talents in the field of contemporary fiction (alphabetical order):

- Mary Costello, Academy Street (Cannongate Books, 2014)
- Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland, 2012; originally published by Lilliput Press)
- Deirdre Sullivan, Primperfect (Little Island, 2014)

Ireland is one of twelve countries who will provide a national winner of the EU Prize for Literature in 2015. See the EU Prize for Literature website for more. 

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Welcome to our new website!

It's finally here – our new website. We're still getting to grips with it so bear that in mind while you take a look around. We're sure you'll find some events and courses that will peak your interest – we've got workshops and classes for every level of writer and goings-on that will coax every literature lover through the door of No. 19 Parnell Square.  Tell your friends, fans and followers that the Irish Writers Centre has a new look and encourage them to stop on by.   

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Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

The Irish Writers Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig have come together to offer a two-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in spring 2015. The award is named in honour of Jack Harte, founder of the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration and acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish literature.

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