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:Non-Fiction, Feature Writing and Short Story Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry Young Adult Fiction
|Conor Kostick||Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Ferdia MacAnna||Film, TV, Comedy writing|
|Henry McDonald||Memoir, Journalism, Feature Writing and Freelance Journalism|
|June Caldwell||Feature Writing, Biography and Short Story|
|Lindsay J. Sedgwick||Screenwriting for TV and Film, and Playwriting|
|Louise Phillips||Crime Writing|
|Maria McManus||Poetry and Prose|
|Michael J. Farrell||Literary Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Nicole Mary Kelby||Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Rachael Weiss||Memoir and Fiction|
|Sarah Webb||Children's Literature|
|Sean Hardie||Comedy and Satire for TV and Film. Prose Fiction and Non-Fiction|
|Simon Solomon||Poetry, Prose, and Academic Theses in the Humanities|
|Marion Reynolds||Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir and Short Stories|
|Kate Thompson||Women's Commercial Fiction|
|Kate Beaufoy||Historical Fiction|
|Kate Ennals||Poetry, Fiction|
|Bernie McGill||Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories.|
|Moyra Donaldson||Poetry, Fiction|
|Dermot Davis||Fiction, Screenwriting, and Playwriting|
|Colin Murphy||Playwriting, Documentary-drama, Screenwriting.|
|Andrew Hughes||Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Crime Writing.|
|Shauna Gilligan||Novels and Short Fiction.|
|Oisin McGann||Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children's and Young Adults' Fiction.|
|Amanda Bell||Poetry, Children’s, Japanese Form Poetry.|
|Niamh Boyce||Novels (all genres), Short Fiction.|
|Joanne Zebedee||Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy.|
|Kelly Creighton||Short Fiction and Novels (Crime and Literary Fiction).|
|Tom Sigafoos||General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir.|
|Jessica Traynor||Poetry, Playwriting.|
|Adam Wyeth||Poetry, Fiction, Plays, Memoirs.|
|Pauline Clooney||Short Story, Novel.|
|Aiden O'Reilly||Novels and Short Fiction.|
|Andrea Carter||Crime Fiction.|
|Manchán Magan||Travel writing, non-fiction, freelance feature journalism.|
|Fiona O'Rourke||Fiction, Novel and Short, Beginners.|
|Gerard Beirne||Novels, Short Stories and Poetry.|
|Roisín O'Donnell||Short Story.|
|Sue Leonard||Feature Writing, Freelance Journalism, Ghostwriting, and Memoir.|
|Neil Hegarty||Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Ghostwriting.|
|Lissa Oliver||Novels, Thrillers, Adult Fiction.|
|Declan Burke||Crime, Mystery & Detective Fiction.|
|Billy O'Callaghan||Novels, Short Stories.|
|Afric McGlinchey||Poetry, Fiction.|
|Diarmuid Fitzgerald||Haiku, Poetry|
|Ciaran Buckley||Historical Non-fiction, Journalism.|
|Rónán MacDubhghaill||Fiction and Non-Fiction.|
|Matt Hayward||Fiction (Novels).|
|Susan Stairs||Novels and Short Stories.|
|Sean Williams||General Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Fiction, Short Stories, Flash Fiction.|
|Shirley McMillan||Young Adult Fiction|
|Claire Savage||Feature writing/journalism, Children's fiction, Fantasy Fiction.|
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 Arnold Fanning, Reception Administrator, at 00353 1 8721302.