May 25, 2018

Date: Friday 25 May

Starts: 9.30am

Venue: IMMA, Dublin

Cost: €45 (early bird) / €55 (general admission). Price includes free lunch of sandwiches and drinks reception.

Booking: Through ILFDublin

Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers is a one-day get together for professional and emerging writers working in all forms.

Words Ireland wants to build the ideal environment for writers to gather together, reflect on their creative and professional practice, catch up with industry leaders and be inspired.

As well as the writer-focused events, 40 literature organisations and lots of industry personnel will gather together to meet writers in the Great Hall at IMMA. Writers will have the opportunity to grab a free tea/coffee and sit down with the people and organisations who regularly offer writers work. There’s also a chance for 10 selected writers to pitch to 10 experienced film directors in a speed-dating style session (see here for further details).

There are nine events to choose from on the day. Each is short and sweet, 50 minutes long. You’ll get to choose the events that are right for you on the day, then everyone sits in on the final keynote event. The event will end with a drinks reception sponsored by Kinnegar Brewing!

Confirmed Exhibitors

Irish Writers Centre Books Ireland NCFA Boundless and Bare
Poetry Ireland UCD Arts Council Tangerine Magazine
Childrens book ireland Big Smoke ICLA comp Little Island
Stinging Fly Banshee SCBWI Museum of Irish Literature
Munster Literature Centre Gill Books Tramp Press Dublin Book Festival
Literature Ireland Salmon Press Crannóg Fingal Arts Office
Publishing Ireland IrishWriters Union Belfast Book Festival Fiction at the Friary
Royal Irish Academy Books Go Social John O’Connor School IMRAM
The History Press The AFEPI Hewitt School

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