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Announcing the Writers-in-their-Residence Recipients

Announcing the Writers-in-their-Residence Recipients

We are delighted to announce that Caelainn Hogan, Cat Hogan, Sarah Maria Griffin and Gerard Beirne have been selected for our Writer-In-Their-Residence scheme. These four writers will receive financial support while they develop an existing work in process.

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COVID-19: Updated Information and Resources for Writers and Artists

COVID-19: Updated Information and Resources for Writers and Artists

Updated 16 April  As we all turn to literature, music, and television for comfort and entertainment during lockdown, the social and cultural value of the arts has never been more apparent. However, as the crisis continues, writers, artists, and other arts practitioners have been left in increasingly precarious positions, often with little income protection. Last month, we compiled a factsheet of information and resources for writers and artists affected by COVID-19 closures. We have now updated those resources to reflect the growing list of opportunities available to writers and artists at this time.    Official government websites: Gov.ie  Department of...

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Announcing the IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates

Announcing the IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates

We're delighted to announce that the 2020 IWC/ILFD Young Writer Delegates are Alena Walker, Aldas Kruminis, Aimee McCague Robyn Gill Alana Daly Mulligan, and Christie Kandiwa. Now in its third year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme gives young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a literature festival, soak up the atmosphere and to contribute to it as active participants. This year, the Internation Literature Festival Dublin will be taking place in Autumn of this year. The Delegates will receive mentorship from Sarah Maria Griffin. You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish Writers Centre...

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Announcing the 2020 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

Announcing the 2020 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates

We're delighted to announce Niamh Elliot-Sherridan, Andrew Maguire, Tegan Forde and Martin Sykes as the 2020 IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates. Now in its third year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme gives young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a literature festival, soak up the atmosphere and to contribute to it as active participants. Cúirt International Festival of Literature will take place online from 23-25 April. During this period, the Young Writer Delegates will be supported by writer Elaine Feeney, who will act as a mentor.You can keep up with the Young Writer Delegates on their Instagram page, and through the Irish...

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Announcing the Writing for a Change 2020 Competition Winners

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Announcing the Writing for a Change 2020 Competition Winners

  We're delighted to announce the winners of our Writing for a Change Flash Fiction Competition. Partnering with the National Botanic Gardens and Channel Magazine, we asked writers to respond to the climate crisis with submissions under 400 words in English and Irish. The prizes include a place on a one-day writing workshop at the IWC, publication in partner Irish literary magazine: Channel, and a €50 book voucher. The climate crisis and the environment are constant subjects of discussion, but it can be hard to stay aware of the need to be consciously active in making environmental improvements in our daily lives. This...

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