IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship

IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship

In 2018, the Yeats International Summer School will take place in Sligo between 19th - 27th July. Full programme of events can be reviewed here.

Directors Professor Matthew Campbell and Dr Lauren Arrington will present an intriguing programme around the theme of The Greening of Yeats with a range of international speakers. The co-directors will follow in the fine Summer School tradition of offering a unique learning experience through the sharing of ideas and opinions, during both the formal and informal events of the programme.

The poetry workshop on Sunday July 22nd will be facilitated by Leontia Flynn. Mike McCormack will speak about writing and the inspiration for his award winning Solar Bones.

The Irish Writers Centre has three scholarships worth €650 each to offer writers to the summer school (two for writers from NI and one for a writer from the ROI).

These scholarships are aimed at emerging writers.


To apply for the ROI scholarship: Open to writers who are ordinarily resident in the Republic of Ireland. This scholarship is supported by the Yeats Society Sligo.

To apply for one of the two NI scholarships: Open to writers who are either of Northern Irish of origin living in the south, or writers who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland. These scholarships are supported by ACNI.

How to Apply:

Send the following documents to with the subject line IWC Yeats Summer School Scholarship, indicating which scholarship you are applying for.

  • A cover letter explaining how/why you believe you will benefit from the school
  • A writing sample of 400 words 
  • Letter of recommendation from a tutor (for students, optional)
  • Note: Please compile all relevant documentation into a single attachment in Word or pdf. Incorrect formatting will disqualify.

Application Deadline: Friday 25 May 2018 at 5pm

This is an Irish Writers Centre initiative supported by the Yeats Society Sligo and ACNI.