Online Writer-in-Residence

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Last year after the publication of my short story ‘SOMAT’ in The Long Gaze Back, I was asked to contribute to various events and public readings. I decided in advance to say a big resounding YES to anything I was asked to write/do, as an important part (for me) of being a writer is taking on the challenge of reading in public. I took part in a lot of fun events, the Barrytown Trilogy Readings in Dun Laoghaire when Colm Keegan was Writer-in-Residence, The Bogman's Canon Fiction Disco, Staccato, National Concert Hall, among others.  What I learnt was that writing...

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Interview with Lisa Harding

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Lisa Harding is a writer I truly admire. She nails *voice* like no-one else I know both in her short stories and in her newly-penned novels. This month (October) she signed with New Island Books for a controversial novel about trafficked teenagers (published next Spring) and she's also Writer in Residence with Pavee Point in association with the Irish Writers Centre. I meet with Lisa fortnightly at our writer's group in Brooks Hotel on Drury Street, so am familiar with her work and also with her struggle to stay earning while pursuing a life as a writer. I wanted to...

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The Devilry of a Writer's Workshop

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The Devilry of a Writer's Workshop

June Caldwell, our Online Writer-in-Residence this autumn, gives a fly-on-the-wall account of what it's like to take part in writing workshops – and why she keeps going back for more... People sometimes ask why I still bother with writing workshops. You get the: 'But you've been published in journals, you're on all these shortlists, you seem to know what you're doing?' Knowing it's all a bit excruciating, obsessional, frustrating, maddening...that dealing with loneliness is a big part of being a writer. Not being sure if any of it is any good anyway: mollycoddling your own unmovable masochism. Yet there is something really peculiar that happens your own writing when you're surrounded by...

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Announcing our inaugural Online Writer-in-Residence

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Announcing our inaugural Online Writer-in-Residence

We're delighted that June Caldwell will be our inaugural Online Writer-in-Residence. Stay tuned for updates from her in the coming months. In the meantime she was in the Centre recently so we took the opportunity to chat with her about the moral elements of writing for Humans of No. 19.  'For years I thought I chose the wrong path because I was never happy with journalism, I hated it. Now I look back and I think that was really great grounding for my writing. To me creative writing is a moral form, it’s a way to look at the connection between...

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