The deadline for this residency has now passed. 

This autumn marks the second consecutive year of Irish Writers Centre residencies with Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry. These residencies are now open for applications to seven writers for a ten-day period from 21–31 October.

The seven residencies are offered all-inclusively free of charge (the IWC will cover the utility charge for each of the seven houses). Expenses incurred by the selected writers will be food and travel. In addition, the writers are requested to put aside approximately 2 hours at the start and the end of the residency to come together in the Seannachai's house to meet and discuss a programming or development idea that the IWC might undertake in the future. Details to be finalised in due course. 

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If you are interested in applying please send the following to Amy Herron, with Cill Rialaig Residency in the subject line:

  1. A cover letter including your personal details concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during the residency
  2. An updated Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages) including publications with ISBNs.
  3. Clearly labelled samples of recent work (up to three short samples of up to 300 words or between 4- 6 poems).
  4. Any relevant information on your proposed project such as written excerpts, photos, research information, etc.

Please collate all documents into one attachment, either Word or PDF.  

At present, this residency is open only to professional members of the Irish Writers Centre. To become a professional member, please see the Professional Member section of our website

Deadline for applications is Friday 10 June at 5pm.  If places are still available after this date, we will advertise the call publicly.

The successful applicants will be notified by Monday 4 July 2016.

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