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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...

Debut Author Wins Bord Gais Energy Book of the Year 2012
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Donal Ryan’s brilliant debut novel The Spinning Heart has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year from a shortlist comprising the winners of the individual categories announced...

All I Want for Christmas – Gift Ideas for Writers
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Coming up with original and useful gifts at Christmas can be tricky, but if you have a writer in the house, we have some solutions! A week away… Anam Cara...

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...