Are you struggling to complete your novel or could you use a trained eye to help you finish your book of poetry? Have you got a film script underway that needs a professional point of view or perhaps you’re working to complete a collection of short fiction? The Irish Writers Centre has developed a panel of Professional Members who are published and experienced authors or industry professionals acting as mentors to help you make your writing as good as it can be. This initiative is aimed at intermediate and advanced level writers looking for professional input.
The current panel is made up of the following writers:
Playwriting, Play Development and Directing
|Amanda Bell||Poetry, Children’s, Japanese Form Poetry|
|Angela T. Carr||Poetry|
Memoir, Short Story, Playwriting
|Bernie McGill||Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories|
Feature Writing, Longform Journalism, Creative Nonfiction
|Ciaran Buckley||Historical Non-fiction, Journalism|
|Claire Savage||Feature writing/journalism, Children's fiction, Fantasy Fiction|
|Colin Murphy||Playwriting, Documentary-drama, Screenwriting|
|Conor Kostick||Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Csilla Toldy||Scriptwriting, Poetry, Memoir, Fiction|
|Dermot Davis||Fiction, Screenwriting, and Playwriting|
|Diarmuid Fitzgerald||Haiku, Poetry|
Poetry and Screenwriting
Fiction: novels and short stories
|Felicity McCall||Literary Fiction , Non-Fiction, Short Stories and Young Adult|
|Ferdia MacAnna||Film, TV, Comedy writing|
|Fiona O'Rourke||Fiction, Short Story, Beginners|
|Gerard Beirne||Novels, Short Stories and Poetry|
|Jessica Traynor||Poetry, Playwriting|
|Joanne Zebedee||Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy|
|June Caldwell||Feature Writing, Biography and Short Story|
|Kate Ennals||Poetry, Fiction|
|Kelly Creighton||Short Fiction and Novels (Crime and Literary Fiction)|
|Lissa Oliver||Novels, Thrillers, Adult Fiction|
|Louise Phillips||Crime Writing|
|Manchán Magan||Travel writing, non-fiction, freelance feature journalism|
|Marcel Krueger||Creative Non-Fiction, Including Memoir, Essays,Travel and Place Writing|
|Maria McManus||Poetry and Prose|
Short stories, literary novels and memoirs
|Matt Hayward||Fiction (Novels)|
|Michael J. Farrell||Literary Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Moyra Donaldson||Poetry, Fiction|
|Neil Hegarty||Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Ghostwriting|
|Niamh Boyce||Novels (all genres), Short Fiction|
|Nicole Mary Kelby||Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Nuala O'Connor||Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Fiction|
|Oisin McGann||Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children's and Young Adults' Fiction|
|Pauline Clooney||Short Story, Novel|
|R.B. Kelly||Fiction (Short Stories or Novel Length), Specialism in Science Fiction|
|Rónán MacDubhghaill||Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Sarah Webb||Children's Literature|
|Sean Hardie||Comedy and Satire for TV and Film. Prose Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Shauna Gilligan||Novels and Short Fiction|
|Sharon Dempsey||Crime Writing and Commercial Women’s Fiction|
|Shirley McMillan||Young Adult Fiction|
|Simon Solomon||Poetry, Prose, and Academic Theses in the Humanities|
|Siobhán Mannion||Fiction, Short Stories and Writing for Radio|
|Sue Leonard||Feature Writing, Freelance Journalism, Ghostwriting, and Memoir|
|Susan Stairs||Novels and Short Stories|
|Tom Sigafoos||General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir|
Fiction | Non-fiction | Screenwriting | Playwriting
€225 – up to 10,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
€275 – up to 15,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
€325 – up to 20,000 words read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
€225 – Up to 240 lines of poetry read in advance, 300 word report, followed by 1.5 hour one-to-one meeting.
- Meetings can be on a once-off basis or repeated over time.
- Meetings can be in person, or by Skype or phone if agreed in advance with the mentee.
- The wordcount can include a one page synopsis, a treatment, or character breakdown depending on the form
For further information, booking, and terms and conditions, please contact Fiona O'Rourke, Membership Administrator, at 00 353 1 872 1302.