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Introducing our Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Summer 2019 winners

Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Mia Colleran Rose Keating

Introducing our Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Summer 2019 winners

Say hello to Mia Colleran and Rose Keating, who have been awarded the Marian Keyes Young Writer Award Summer 2019! The award, kindly sponsored by IWC Ambassador Marian Keyes, encourages and supports young writers in the development of their artistic practice.   Mia has fulfilled her childhood dream to work in a bookshop and can be found pottering around the Poetry section in Dubray. When she’s not working, she is reviewing books for The Irish Times or trying to – kindly – force people to read books that she believes are wonderful. She writes non-fiction and prose poetry. Rose is a...

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Announcing our Florence Writer-in-Residence 2019

eamonn lyskey Florence St Marks writing residency

Announcing our Florence Writer-in-Residence 2019

The Irish Writers Centre is happy to announce that Eamonn Lynskey has been selected for the residency at St Mark's, Florence. Eamonn will travel to Italy this autumn to work on his (Florence-themed) poetry. Eamonn Lynskey is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in leading magazines and journals and on-line. He holds an M. Phil. in creative writing from Trinity College, Dublin and a Diploma in Italian Language and Culture from The Italian Cultural Institute, Dublin. His third collection, ‘It’s Time’, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2017. www.eamonnlynskey.com

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Introducing the selected writer for the Irish-Norwegian Writers' Exchange 2019

Irish-Norwegian Exchange Jane Robinson Norway writing residency

Introducing the selected writer for the Irish-Norwegian Writers' Exchange 2019

The IWC team is delighted to introduce Jane Robinson, who will travel to Bergen, Norway in the last fortnight of September 2019. A Norwegian writer will travel to Anam Cara Artists’ and Writers’ Retreat and River Mill Writers’ Retreat in October.   Jane Robinson is a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre who lives in Dublin. She has a PhD in Biology from the California Institute of Technology. Her poems have won several awards, including the Strokestown International Poetry Prize and the Red Line Book Festival Poetry Award. Her recent book ‘Journey to the Sleeping Whale’ (Salmon, 2018) won the Shine-Strong Award for the best début poetry collection of...

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Announcing the Cill Rialaig writers

Cill Rialaig

Announcing the Cill Rialaig writers

We are very happy to announce the seven writers who will go to Cill Rialaig from 4 – 14 October, 2019:Marie Breen-SmythSheila ArmstrongJune CaldwellCharleen HurtubiseKatherine MezzacappaOlivia FitzsimonsEmily S Cooper   Marie Breen-Smyth grew up in rural county Derry and has returned to live in Meenaclady Co Donegal and Clady near Portglenone having worked overseas since 2005. She is working on a memoir which includes encounters with relatives she has never met. Sheila Armstrong is a writer and editor from Sligo. She is working on her first collection of fiction. June Caldwell’s short story collection Room Little Darker was published in...

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Our new IWC Online Writer-in-Residence with HeadStuff

Online Writer-in-Residence

Our new IWC Online Writer-in-Residence with HeadStuff

The team here at the IWC is very happy to introduce Shirley-Anne McMillan as our new Online Writer-in-Residence in partnership with Headstuff! Shirley will be attending literary events and festivals, and report on the literary scene in Ireland. Her work will be published on Headstuff. Shirley-Anne McMillan is an author of contemporary Young Adult fiction. She lives in Co Down with her family where she writes, tutors, and works in the local Integrated school as an Alternative Chaplain. Shirley-Anne's third novel, Every Sparrow Falling, will be published by Atom in 2019.  

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