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New Jack Harte Bursary Announced

Article by Site Editor © 17 July 2014 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · News for Writers ).
Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin

The Irish Writers Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig have come together to offer a two-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in spring 2015. The award is named in honour of Jack Harte, founder of the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration and acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish literature.

Who Can Apply:

This is an open call to writers resident in Ireland with a proven track record and at least one book of fiction or short stories published by a recognised publisher.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted by email only to director@writerscentre.ie .  Please include:

  • A cover letter including your personal details and statement of artistic intent, clearly and concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during your time at Annaghmakerrig.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages) including publications with ISBNs.
  • Clearly labelled samples of recent work (up to three short samples of up to 300 words).
  • Any relevant information on your proposed project such as written excerpts, photos, research information, etc.

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26 September, 2014 at 5pm. No late applications will be considered. Applications will be acknowledged by email on receipt.

Selection Process: 

Applications go before a selection committee of the Board of the Irish Writers Centre and a nominee of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The successful applicant will be notified by letter no later than November 7, 2014. The recipient of the bursary will be publicly announced by Jack Harte at a celebration event on Thursday 4 December at the Irish Writers’ Centre.

The Irish Writers Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity which will further the professional development of the successful applicant.

For more information check: http://www.writerscentre.ie/html/opportunities.htm

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