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Announcing our 2021 IWC/WCLF Young Writer Delegates

Announcing our 2021 IWC/WCLF Young Writer Delegates

We are happy to announce that the 2021 IWC/WCLF Young Writer Delegates are Niamh O'Connell, Ross Walsh, Ava Lynch and Shane Murphy. They will be mentored by author, columnist and co-founder of the literary journal Banshee, Eimear Ryan. Now in its fourth 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. You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish Writers Centre and WCLF social media channels. Niamh O'Connell Niamh is a Cork based poet. Her poetry has appeared in...

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IWC Evolution Programme: A New Strand of Combined Supports for Professional Writers

IWC Evolution Programme: A New Strand of Combined Supports for Professional Writers

 Deadline Extended until Friday 16 July at 5pm We are delighted to announce the IWC Evolution Programme as part of our 30th Anniversary. This Programme is a new strand of combined supports for professional writers. About the Irish Writers Centre The Irish Writers Centre is proud to celebrate 30 years of services and supports to writers at all stages of their career since the opening of its doors in Parnell Square in 1991. Over the last years, the Irish Writers Centre has expanded its provision of supports to writers in many ways, including professional development workshops, information webinars, residencies, bursaries...

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Young Writer Delegates reflect on ILFD 2021

ILFD Young Writer Delegates

Young Writer Delegates reflect on ILFD 2021

Last month, book lovers across the country tuned in to the International Literary Festival Dublin 2021. Attendees were treated to 10 jam-packed days full of readings, conversations, debates, screenings, guided walks, events, podcasts and broadcasts, spanning the genres of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, theatre, music and screenwriting. Now in its second year operating online, the programme was immersive, exciting and definitely did not disappoint.  Among the attendees were our IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates Grace Banks, Fadilah Salawu, Emer O'Hanlon, and Olamide Alao. Here is what they thought of the experience.  Everyone is Talking About Patricia Lockwood & Roisin Kiberd, review by...

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Upcoming Competitions & Opportunities: June 2021

Competitions Irish fiction

Upcoming Competitions & Opportunities: June 2021

Each month we update our Competitions & Submissions page to ensure that we are connecting our writers with the best upcoming opportunities.  Here are a few we wanted to highlight this June!  The Emma Press: Essay Collections Submissions  Deadline: 27th June 2021 We are excited by the essay format, and we are looking forward to seeing what you send us! We imagine they could include memoir, food writing, travel writing, meditations on various subjects, or even something more experimental. We’re expecting these to be mostly non-fiction, but something that plays with the genre could be fun too. The main things we’ll be...

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Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Treasurer

Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Treasurer

Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Treasurer Position Deadline: Extended until 14th June at 1pm The Irish Writers Centre (IWC)  is seeking to add a new Treasurer to its Board of Directors as it enters into a new and exciting phase of strategic planning which will lead the organisation from 2022- 2026.  The current strategy 2017-2021 can be found here. We are looking for those with a passion for the Arts and an interest in the literary landscape in Ireland. This Call seeks individuals with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas, having regard also to...

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