Membership Options

Become a Member

There are two strands to Irish Writers Centre membership: Associate and Professional membership. This tiered structure allows us to account for the diverse needs of the people who engage with the Centre.

Members of all categories will be invited to attend a meeting on the day of the annual members’ showcase to give their feedback on the activities of the IWC. When the slot for Members’ Nominee becomes available on the Board, this will double as an opportunity to elect the new Members’ Nominee, whose term of office is 2 years, as for all Board members, renewable once. One Nominee shall represent all members in all categories.

Book a Workspace

We’re Open Again

We are delighted to announce that after 18 months of closure, we will be opening our doors to Irish Writers Centre members from Monday 4 October 2021, by appointment only. Please refer to the IWC Covid-19 Protocol when visiting our building and please use this booking form should you wish to visit. Our hours for Members are Monday to Thursday, 10.30am – 3.30pm


WORD Members

The Irish Writers Centre is home to a thriving community of writers. We are now providing a listing service for members of WORD, a co-operative forum for professional writers. This service will be offered to all professional members of the Irish Writers Centre by 2023.

Trish Bennett

Poetry / Memoir / Short Story / Performance / Comedy

Helen Blackhurst

Literary Fiction

Amanda Cassidy

Crime / Psychological thriller

Pauline Cooney

Historical Fiction / Short Story

Louise Couper

Fiction / Short Stories

Emma Cummins

Essays / Short fiction / Copywriting

Siobhán Daffy

Children’s Literature 9-12

Dermot Davis

Novels, Plays, Screenplays

Greg Dinner

Novelist / Literary Fiction / Produced Screenwriter

Catherine Dunne

Fiction / Non-Fiction

Megan Easley-Walsh

Historical Fiction / Romance / Poetry / Historical Research

Laura Elliot

Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Diarmuid Fitzgerald

Poetry / Haiku / Short Story / Novel

Mia Gallagher

Novels / Short stories / Non-Fiction (essays) / Theatre

Sonya Gildea

Poetry / Fiction / Creative Non-Fiction

Shauna Gilligan

Novels / Short Stories

Mary Grehan


Adele Leahy


Phil Mac Giolla Bháin


Niamh Mac Cabe

Flash Fiction / Short Story / Novella

Lia Mills

Fiction / Literary Non-fiction / Memoir

Lissa Oliver

Thriller / Fiction

Fiona O’Rourke

Short story / Flash / Novel

Lindsay Jane Sedgwick

Screenwriting / Novels / YA and Children’s Fiction / Non-fiction / Playwriting

Eoghan Smith

Literary Fiction

Kerri Sonnenberg


Anne Tannam

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