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Irish Writers Union Offer Bursary
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The Irish Writers Union represents the interests of Irish writers, whether they were born in Ireland or elsewhere, and are again offering an Annual Bursary to attend The Tyrone Guthrie...

John Banville: 2013 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature
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Irish PEN has announced that it is delighted to honour author John Banville with the 2013 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature. In keeping with the tradition...

To Kindle or Not To Kindle?
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in > News for Writers

I knew I was in trouble when last November, returning home after a couple of months in Nice, France, I faced having to find space somewhere in my luggage for...

Fonts Can be Tricksy, says The New Scientist
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

‘Fonts are not just about aesthetics – they affect the way we digest information and can even sway our opinions‘ The New Scientist Issue 2896 Recently RTE Radio 1’s Aine...

Supporting & Nurturing New Writers Under 30
Posted by Stephen Doherty in > News for Writers

Under Thirty is a new and unique non-profit initiative that nurtures and showcases new Irish fiction at home and aboard. It provides young writers, and those who write for young...

Focusing on Your Goals: Touchstone Words
Posted by Debra Kreps in > News for Writers

If there is one thing writers understand, it is the power of words. String enough of the right ones together and you can open someone’s mind, change another’s way of...

Official Launch of The National Emerging Writer Programme
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It’s official, you can now borrow The National Emerging Writer Programme from your local library! Launched by Minister Jimmy Deenihan,  Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  at Dublin’s Pearse...

Janet Cameron: On the Kindle Crossroads
Posted by Janet Cameron in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

So here we are at a historical crossroads that will affect the way we relate to the printed word forever, and it’s largely been brought about because people are so...

The Golden Age for Writers…is right now according to Esquire Magazine
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This is a bit of good news to brighten your new year – we can’t take the credit for it (although we heartily agree), Stephen Marche over at Esquire Magazine...

Help Us, Help You
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We’re always working to improve writing.ie and to come up with new ideas for articles that will interest our readership. If you have a few minutes to answer 10 questions...