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I Am Dublin: Joy by Sinead Flynn

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I Am Dublin: Joy by Sinead Flynn

In the second post of our showcase of the I am Dublin Flash Fiction Competition winners we have the pleasure of reading Sinead Flynn's winning entry. From County Meath, Sinéad has enjoyed living in Phibsborough for the past few years. She teaches singing, drama and English language to a variety of wonderful people. Apart from writing Sinéad loves mythology and animals – especially dogs. Joy Sinead Flynn Mick surveyed the anxious faces of his three children with the most disapproving grimace he could muster. ‘Lads I’m very disappointed in ye.’ Katie and Shane lowered their heads while Keith stared wide eyed at the...

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I Am Dublin: Liffey. If He. Dares by Louise Cole

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I Am Dublin: Liffey. If He. Dares by Louise Cole

   Following the success of our recent showcase of the I am Dublin Flash Fiction Competition with Five Lamps Festival we will be posting each of the four winning entries here for the enjoyment of all.  Entrants were encouraged to channel their inner Anna Livia Plurabelle and to seek inspiration in the charm of our fair city – cracks and all. Our first author is Louise G. Cole, she  performs at the Word Corner Café in the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, and at pop up shows in the West with the Hermit Collective. She also blogs about writing. Read her winning entry below. Liffey. If He....

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Compass Lines: Days by Karl Whitney & Philip Terry

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Compass Lines is a writers’ exchange project aiming to establish links between writers and communities in the North and South of Ireland, while additionally examining relationships between the East and West of these islands, through workshops, public discussions, and the commissioning of new collaborative writing. Compass Lines aims to encourage artistic fusion and integrate a sometimes fragmented audience, geographically and otherwise, through the strategy of combining writers with various concerns and backgrounds. Eschewing their comfort zones and usual patterns of working presents a diversion and a challenge to the writers, and a way of instigating discussions about ideas of process...

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Launch of Wicklow Literature Programme with Words Ireland

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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

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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