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Writer in Residence Needed in Kerry
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The Writer in Residence is a partnership between Kerry County Council and the Arts Council The Residency is open to writers in all genres, and should have a countywide impact....

Film Option for Self Published Author
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Bought up in Howth, Helen Seymour is extremely well versed in print, design and the creative process – she spent 17 years working in advertising where she set up and...

Apprenticeships in Fiction 2013
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Apprenticeships in Fiction is a UK based national scheme designed to nurture emerging writers at a key stage in their careers. Now in it’s eighth year, it has made a...

President launches new English-Irish dictionary
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On Thursday 24 January, President Michael D. Higgins launched Foras na Gaeilge’s new English-Irish dictionary in the National Gallery in Dublin. This is the first national English-Irish dictionary since the...

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
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‘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...