We're gearing up for International Literature Festival Dublin this week and have asked some writers who will be passing through our doors what they're most looking forward to – aside from their own events, of course! Anthony Glavin is first up and has assembled a smorgasbord of what the festival has to offer with a mix of contemporary theatre, up-and-coming poets and two seasoned Irish writers: - The Only Jealousy of Emer – Yeats meets Japanese Noh theatre from 16–18 May - Poetry Ireland Introductions – a showcase of new voices at the Irish Writers Centre on 18 & 19 May- Dermot Bolger...
The Irish Writers Centre is looking to appoint a new full-time General Manager, commencing 22 June 2015. Reporting to and working directly with the Director, the General Manager is a core member of the team, responsible for the administrative, educational and financial operations of Ireland’s national literature resource and support organisation for writers. While key areas of responsibility include administration and educational programming, the General Manager also acts as the public face of the Irish Writers Centre. We want to hear why you would make a good addition to our staff which, although small, is vibrant, hard-working and creative. ...
The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to be the first to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature 2015, a prize for emerging talents in the field of contemporary fiction (alphabetical order):
- Mary Costello, Academy Street (Cannongate Books, 2014)
- Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland, 2012; originally published by Lilliput Press)
- Deirdre Sullivan, Primperfect (Little Island, 2014)
Ireland is one of twelve countries who will provide a national winner of the EU Prize for Literature in 2015. See the EU Prize for Literature website for more.
It's finally here – our new website. We're still getting to grips with it so bear that in mind while you take a look around. We're sure you'll find some events and courses that will peak your interest – we've got workshops and classes for every level of writer and goings-on that will coax every literature lover through the door of No. 19 Parnell Square. Tell your friends, fans and followers that the Irish Writers Centre has a new look and encourage them to stop on by.