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Keeping the Internet Free
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in > News for Writers

Changes could be afoot in the way the internet is run. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is currently convening a conference from December 3-14 to revise a decades-old treaty, in...

Bard of Armagh Festival of Humorous Verse & Competition 2013
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The Festival of Humorous Verse which has become something of a unique national treasure is now in its nineteenth year and can boast of a complete sell out for every...

Oran Ryan’s ‘One Inch Punch’ in Senate Debate
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Dublin novelist Oran Ryan’s latest novel One Inch Punch was discussed by Senator David Norris in a recent Seanad Debate ( http://tinyurl.com/bn8zskh ) on bullying.  On 14 November 2012, describing...

Annie Graves Part 2: Collaborative Writing – How Do You Make it Work?
Posted by Elizabeth Murray in > News for Writers

In the second of our articles on Annie Graves and The Nightmare Club – an innovative spooky series for seven to eight year olds from Little Island – we take...

Bord Gais Energy Book Awards Winners
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The Bórd Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is one of the biggest celebrations of Irish writing and many of Ireland’s most celebrated and loved authors were at the RDS in...

Helen Moorhouse’s Writing Place
Posted by Helen Moorhouse in > News for Writers

My first novel, The Dead Summer, was started with pen and paper at my garden table on a blazing July day in 2009 as barely more than a doodle. Much...

Foreign Rights Sales for Tyringham Park
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Australian artist Rosemary McLoughlin moved to Ireland in her twenties. As she approaches the age of 70, she has just published her debut novel Tyringham Park, which has been compared...

Have You Voted in the Irish Book Awards?
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The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards are the highlight of the publishing year for the literary world bringing together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and...

30 under 30: Innovation and Talent from Wordlegs
Posted by Elizabeth Reapy in > News for Writers

Wordlegs is an exceptional website that fosters and publishes new writing talent. Editor Elizabeth Reapy told writing.ie what wordlegs is all about, and about their latest venture, a print edition...

Impac Longlist Announced with Record Number of Irish Nominees
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The longlist for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English, is published today. The...