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IWC's first Roaming Writer-in-Residence is announced

IWC's first Roaming Writer-in-Residence is announced

Congratulations to Jan Carson who has been selected as our first ever Roaming Writer-in-Residence! Jan will travel by train to various universities throughout Ireland, where she will facilitate workshop with Creative Writing students. She will be working with the students to create and send "Postcard Stories"; pieces of micro-fiction written on postcards.  Jan is a Belfast-based writer and currently has published one novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears (Liberties Press, 2014), a short story collection, Children’s Children (Liberties Press, 2016) and a microfiction collection, Postcard Stories (Emma Press, 2017). Her next novel will be published in spring 2019. What is the Roaming Writer-in-Residence? Funded by...

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Announcing the Novel Fair 2018 Finalists

Announcing the Novel Fair 2018 Finalists

Announcing the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2018 finalists – as selected by judges Anthony Glavin, Nuala O’Connor and Mairead Brady Twelve aspiring novelists have been selected from almost 250 applicants to participate in the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2018, an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which will take place on Saturday 17 February. Now in its sixth year, the event presents a unique opportunity to gain face time with some of the most influential people in Irish publishing, and could truly kick-start a literary career for this year’s winners. Congratulations to this year’s winners who have been named...

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New Community Writers-in-Residence in Northern Ireland

New Community Writers-in-Residence in Northern Ireland

This week we are delighted to announce our two newest Community Writers-in-Residence in Northern Ireland; Mel Bradley with the Rainbow Project, Foyle and Deirdre Cartmill with Women's Aid, Belfast. Congratulations to both writers and we look forward to seeing the work that they produce with their respective organisations!

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XBorders: Accord Participants Announced

XBorders

XBorders: Accord Participants Announced

We are delighted to announce the selected participants of the 2018 XBorders: Accord project. On foot of the exceptional success of the inaugural XBorders project in 2017, we will be continuing the project in 2018 as XBorders:Accord. As with last year’s project, ways of seeing and thinking about borders, their potential for art, and in particular, writing, will be explored. In 2018 the project will focus on ways of addressing conflict through various conflict-resolution means, such as negotiation, mediation, peace-building and political discourse towards building an accord. The notion of borders may be loosely interpreted in the act of writing, and can...

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Nollaig Shona

Nollaig Shona

We at the Irish Writers Centre would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! The IWC will be closed for the Christmas break from Wednesday 20 December to Wednesday 3 January.  We look forward to welcoming you to the centre again in 2018. 

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