With support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery funding, we are delighted to be in a position to extend our programming into Northern Ireland with a series of specialised courses in Belfast, Derry, Fermanagh and Tyrone with a specific emphasis on professional development.

-We were delighted to offer professional Northern Irish writers 20 free memberships for 2017. 

-We are currently offering professional Northern Irish writers two dedicated Cill Rialaig residencies and a subsidy scheme to avail of our mentoring programme.

- We are now pleased to be in a position to offer subsidised rates for our one-to-one mentoring service for five aspiring writers based in Northern Ireland. For more information on this service, please see our One-to-One Mentoring section. The selection will be on a first-come-first-served basis and the applicants must be able to provide evidence that they are resident of a county in Northern Ireland. If interested, and for more information on the subsidised rate, you should contact info@writerscentre.ie with the subject line 'NI Mentoring', marked for the attention of Arnold Fanning. 

- We will be announcing details of Cill Rialaig residencies in due course. 

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“The Irish Writers Centre is already a flagship resource for writers across the island of Ireland, providing quality training and development opportunities for those at all stages of their career. Its first dedicated programme of workshops, training days and residencies will stretch to venues across Northern Ireland, with opportunities for writers of all disciplines to get involved.”

Damian Smyth, Head of Literature and Drama, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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