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COVID-19: Information and Resources for Writers and Artists

COVID-19: Information and Resources for Writers and Artists

As precautionary social distancing measures continue in the face of COVID-19, writers, artists, arts practitioners, and the majority of self-employed workers are being placed in difficult positions with little income protection. As the national resource centre for Irish writers and Irish writing, we are taking steps to ensure that we can continue offering our services to writers during this period. There are also a number of initiatives across the community which offer support for self-employed writers and artists. Have a look at some of the resources we’ve compiled below: Official government websites Gov.ie  Department of Health HSE Health Protection Surveillance...

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A Statement on COVID-19

A Statement on COVID-19

In light of the most recent developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Irish Writers Centre will be closed from today, Thursday 12 March, at 6pm until further notice.

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Introducing our XBorders: Refuge Patricipants

XBorders

Introducing our XBorders: Refuge Patricipants

This spring, we are delighted to welcome the return of the cross-border initiative XBorders. Now in its fourth and final year, XBorders will centre around the theme of Refuge, and participants will have the opportunity to explore this theme through a series of guided workshops. 

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Announcing the Novel Fair 2020 Finalists

Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair Novel Fair

Announcing the Novel Fair 2020 Finalists

The Irish Writers Centre are delighted to announce that twelve aspiring novelists have been selected from over 200 participants to take part in Novel Fair 2020 on Friday 14th February. Novel Fair is an annual Irish Writers Centre initiative which allows unpublished writers to pitch their novels directly to top agents and publishers in a series of one-to-one meetings.

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Announcing Ciara Ní É as an Irish Writers Centre Ambassador

Announcing Ciara Ní É as an Irish Writers Centre Ambassador

We're delighted to announce Ciara Ní É as a new Irish Writers Centre Ambassador!

Dubliner Ciara Ní É is the founder of REIC, a monthly bilingual spoken word and open mic night that features poetry, music, storytelling and rap. She has performed her work in Ireland and internationally. She has been published in a variety of journals including Icarus and Comhar, and in 2018 she released a series of 4 poetry videos in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre.

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