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Florence and Cill Riallaig Residency Recipients Announced

We're thrilled to announce the lucky and hard-working recipients of both our Florence and Cill Rialaig Residencies. Congratulations to Annette Skade who will spend one week in St Mark's Church, Florence. During her stay Annette will have the opportunity to meet the local writing community and will take part in a public reading. Congratulations also the following writers who will spend ten days in Cill Rialaig, County Kerry; Sue Leonard, Fiona O'Rourke, Breda Wall Ryan, Anna Heussaff, Moyra Donaldson, Aiden O'Reilly, Kelly Creighton. The decision process wasn't easy and we're honoured to offer these talented writers the time and space to write in beautiful and inspiring surroundings.      ...

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Irish Writers Centre Summer 2017 Survey

Irish Writers Centre Summer 2017 Survey

We have launched our summer survey to help us learn more about the IWC community and how to improve our services around the country. The survey takes less than five minutes and puts you in the running to win a free course of your choice! Fill out the survey here >>>

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Irish Writers Centre Welcomes New Writers’ and Artists’ Social Welfare Initiative

Press Release

Irish Writers Centre Welcomes New Writers’ and Artists’ Social Welfare Initiative

The Irish Writers Centre welcomes the launch of a new pilot initiative which will acknowledge the professional status of writers and artists applying for Jobseeker’s Allowance. The pilot was launched today Monday 12 June by Minister for the Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humpreys and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar in Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square.  The pilot is being developed in partnership between the Department of Social Protection and the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, as part of a key commitment to artists under the Creative Ireland programme. The Irish Writers Centre and Visual Artists Ireland have been...

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Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership

Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership

Irish Writers Centre Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Board of Directors Membership Closing Date:  extended - Friday 14 July, 2017 Location: Board meetings will be held at the Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Remuneration: Non-remunerated – this is a voluntary position.  Travel expenses are reimbursable. Time Commitment: Approximately 8 X 2hr Board meetings per annum with time required for preparatory reading, and possible additional time commitments depending on membership of sub-committees. Board members may be asked to represent the Board on certain occasions, depending on their availability and interests.   Background The Irish Writers Centre is a flagship resource organisation for writers. It offers...

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Irish Writers Centre Brings Literary Programme and Top Authors to Cavan

Cavan Press Release

Irish Writers Centre Brings Literary Programme and Top Authors to Cavan

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys joined Valerie Bistany, Director of the Irish Writers Centre, Cllr. Fergal Curtin, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council, Rhonda Tidy, Public Art Manager, Cavan Arts, Eoin Doyle,  Director of Service, Cavan County Council and Sinéad O’Reilly and Liz Meaney from the Arts Council on Tuesday 9 May to announce the launch of the Irish Writers Center Cavan Literary programme. The group was also joined by writers Mia Gallagher and Louise Phillips and blogger Ketty Elizabeth who will be facilitating workshops and courses as part of the Cavan programme.   The programme will be launched on Wednesday 17 May...

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