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Announcing our 2018 Writers-In-Residence in Florence and Cill Rialaig!

Congratulations are due to Paddy Bushe, the recipient of our one-week residency with St Mark's English Church in Florence. Paddy will travel to Italy this autumn to spend a week developing his own work and meeting with the local writing community, as well as taking part in a public reading. Anyone wanting to indulge in a little jealousy – or thinking about an application for next year – can find the full details here on our website. We are also delighted to announce the seven recipients of this year's residencies in Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry. Congratulations to Brendan Mac Evilly, Dominique Cleary, Catherine Ann Cullen, Gerry Boland, Caelainn Hogan, Paula Cunningham and John Fox. These writers will enjoy...

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Focus Your Form This Summer

Focus Your Form This Summer

Our new Focus Your Form courses are designed to help you get started in your writing or hone particular skills such as character development, dialogue and structure. Whether you are a beginner or emerging writer these short intensive courses aim to help you build specific writing skills and stimulate new ideas.  May Focus Your Form: Poetry with Jessica Traynor (excluded from the bundle) Focus your Form: 3-Week Kickstarter with Yvonne Cullen Focus your Form: Character and Dialogue with Catherine Dunne July Focus your Form: Plot and Structure* with Gavin Corbett Focus your Form: Style and Pacing with Catherine Dunne  ...

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Announcing the winners of our Imbolc Flash Fiction Competition!

Announcing the winners of our Imbolc Flash Fiction Competition!

Congratulations to the winners of our Imbolc Flash Fiction Competition! Our Irish language winners are Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh and Seán Mac Dhonnagáin and Kyle Malone and Roxana Rodica Badea are our english language winners.  The winning stories will be published in Books Ireland Magazine and you will have the opportunity to hear the work read at our Flash Fiction showcase in Books Upstairs in June. Stay tuned for more info!

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Introducing the IWC/Cúirt Young Delegates

Introducing the IWC/Cúirt Young Delegates

This week we are delighted to announce the selected IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates! Congratulations to Jack Sheenan, Gloria McNeely, Supriya Dhaliwal, and Rachel Sargent who will be attending the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway this April for four days of full literary immersion. The selected four young writers will be given festival passes and accommodation for four days of full literary immersion in its events and activities. During this period, they will be supported by an IWC facilitator and mentor Alan McMonagle to reflect on the festival and share their views on the experience.  Keep an eye across our social media over...

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Announcing our new Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association

Announcing our new Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association

We are delighted to announce that playwright Rosaleen McDonagh will be working as our newest Community Writer-in-Residence with the Irish Wheelchair Association. Rosaleen McDonagh is a frequent contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 and also a columnist for the Irish Times. She is also a performer & member of Aosdána & is a board member of Pavee Point & Project Art Centre. Her theatre work includes; The Baby Doll Project, She’s Not Mine, and Rings. ‘Mainstream’ was produced  in 2017. Rosaleen will adapt Colum McCann’s novel ‘Zoli’, which is a fictionalised narrative of Papusza, a Roma poet, for production in...

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