September 21, 2018

Date: 21 September 2018

Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm

The Irish Writers Centre opens its doors with the usual warm welcome to visitors for a celebration of contemporary Irish writing. Find out who are the ones-to-watch in Irish writing with our Teen Writers Showcase and Publishers Showcase. On our soapbox you’ll hear newly commissioned work in English and Irish from some of the best voices in Irish literature while the brave among you can join our in-house writing group, the Inkslingers, where you can create and share your own original work.  Finally, Frank Buckley will lead a tour of our home at 19 Parnell Square to explore one of the great collections of contemporary Irish art

Frank Buckley Collection Tour (6pm)

The Irish Writers Centre houses the exquisite and diverse Frank Buckley art collection. Join curator Frank Buckley on a tour of the collection exploring some of the highlights of contemporary Irish Art including Patrick Scott, Mainie Jellett and Graham Knuttel. Booking essential.

Book the tour here: Eventbrite

Inkslingers Workshops (6.30 – 8pm)

Join our in-house writing group, the Inkslingers to flex your own creative writing muscles. Respond to visual cues, try your hand at poetry or fiction and find out what goes on behind the doors of one of Dublin’s busiest writing groups. Free workshop, just drop in!

Young Writer Delegates Showcase (6.45pm)

Hear readings from some of our ambitious young writers aged 18-26 who have attended and contributed to Cúirt, Dublin Book Festival, and International Literature Festival as IWC Young Writer Delegates.

Including Cassia Gilmartin, Alex Irwin, Aoife RiachJames Hudson and Ruth Ennis.

Drop in, booking not essential.

Holy Show’s Rambling House (7.30pm)



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