The IWC team is delighted to introduce Jane Robinson, who will travel to Bergen, Norway in the last fortnight of September 2019. A Norwegian writer will travel to Anam Cara Artists’ and Writers’ Retreat and River Mill Writers’ Retreat in October.


Jane Robinson is a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre who lives in Dublin. She has a PhD in Biology from the California Institute of Technology. Her poems have won several awards, including the Strokestown International Poetry Prize and the Red Line Book Festival Poetry Award. Her recent book ‘Journey to the Sleeping Whale’ (Salmon, 2018) won the Shine-Strong Award for the best début poetry collection of the year. In addition to authoring papers and speaking on topics such as: In Search of Madge Herron and Of Poetry and Science, Jane is currently writing a cross-genre work of literature to include utopian fictions, postcards and reflections on species extinction.