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Announcing the Recipients of our Irish Language Writer-in-their-Residence scheme

Announcing the Recipients of our Irish Language Writer-in-their-Residence scheme

  We are delighted to announce the recipients of our Irish Language Writer-in-their-Residence scheme! Réaltán Ní Leannáin and Sadhbh Devlin will both be receiving financial support to develop an existing work in progress. Over the next few weeks, these two writers will also be documenting their experiences of creating work under the current restrictions.  The aim of this opportunity is to support writers in exploring the challenges of creating during this period, and to share their process with a wider audience. You can follow Réaltán and Sadhbh through the #WritersInTheirResidence hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Réaltán Ní Leannáin Belfast-born Réaltán Ní Leannáin moved to Dublin in...

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Announcing our 2020 IWC/DBF Young Writer Delegates

Announcing our 2020 IWC/DBF Young Writer Delegates

  We're delighted to announce that the 2020 IWC/DBF Young Writer Delegates are Sophie Furlong Tighe, Conor Fallon, Sarah Little, and Seirce Mhac Conghail. Now in its third year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme gives young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in an (online) literature festival and to contribute to it as active participants. We're excited to announce that this year's Dublin Book Festival Delegates will receive mentorship from acclaimed author Louise O'Neill! You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish Writers Centre and ILFD social media channels. Sophie Furlong Tighe is a poet and theatre student based...

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Special Offer on IWC Membership

Special Offer on IWC Membership

  This week we are delighted to announce that we will be running a special offer on our Membership! Sign up to become an Irish Writers Centre member for €60 today and your membership will be valid until December 2021.  The Irish Writers Centre is a home for literature and writers, by signing up to become a member you are joining a robust network of writers in Ireland and abroad. Your membership also helps us to continue our work in providing vital supports to writers.Irish Writers Centre members will receive exclusive access to recorded information sessions, which offer advice on...

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Get 10% Off on Selected Autumn Courses

Get 10% Off on Selected Autumn Courses

Online writing courses are a great way to develop your creative writing safely from home. Our Autumn 2020 Programme is one of our most varied course programmes to date. We are now offering a special discount on a selection of our online Autumn courses! Just use the code AUTUMNSALE when you get to the checkout to receive your discount. Have a look at the courses below to see what's on offer. Beyond Language: Creatively Writing in English as a Second Language with Sree Sen Hosted by journalist and author Sree Sen, Beyond Language is a 6-week course for writers who...

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"You have everything to gain. Be brave." - Olivia Fitzsimons on her Novel Fair journey

"You have everything to gain. Be brave." - Olivia Fitzsimons on her Novel Fair journey

Olivia Fitzsimons is a northerner living in Greystones, County Wicklow. She entered Novel Fair 2020 with The Quiet Whispers Never Stop and was subsequently signed by Brian Langan's Storyline Agency.  Hi Olivia, Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I'm originally from Northern Ireland but now live in Wicklow. I worked in the film industry before taking time out to raise my kids. I've been writing fiction for three years and I wrote my first short story on my phone while my kids did junior athletics and sent it off to one free competition my friend saw in the paper. That...

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