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Here at the From the Front Row blog we bring you news literally from the Front Row – were you at a great literary event? Have you news of a launch? Let us know about it!

At the From the Front Row blog we bring you news literally from the Front Row - were you at a great literary event? Have you news of a launch? Let us know about it!

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An Arthur Guinness Project: xTending Irish Literature

Posted by From The Front Row on 15 August 2013.

Bestselling thriller writer Laurence O’Bryan explains his xTending Irish Literature project: For the next three years Guinness will be providing €3 million for a variety of projects in Ireland to support music, sport, the arts and food related projects. Many of the projects up for funding look exciting and interesting. This is an innovative way to allocate funds to projects and Guinness must be very happy with the exposure they are getting. I decided a...

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Scandinavian Author Visits Kicks Off New Literary Exchange Programme

Posted by From The Front Row on 8 August 2013.

Norwegian IMPAC Nominee Kjersti A. Skomsvold, author of The Faster I Walk, The Small I Am will be in Dublin this month to kick off the new Outposts Literary Exchange programme. Ireland and Scandinavia have a strong shared cultural heritage since Viking times and the Irish Writers’ Centre seeks to celebrate this unique connection. Beginning this August, the foundations will be laid for a long and rewarding literary relationship. Acclaimed Swedish author Peter Fröberg Idling (Pol...

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Baring Our Ashes in the Creative Heart of Dublin

Posted by From The Front Row on 9 July 2013.

Poetry and music are at the heart of the art scene and nightlife in Dublin.  On any given night, you can find yourself in the company of strangers, friends, poets, storytellers and musicians, and along with them, you can take in some of the best in creativity that this city has to offer.   It’s been two years since I first arrived in Dublin.  I came here because I wanted to give myself time and space...

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Emma Tobin: Why I Write

Posted by From The Front Row on 20 June 2013.

Writing is something we do, something we live; the songs that we sing with such passion as we wash away our sorrows in the shower. Humans feel, we rave; we never go gentle into that good night, because we are, by our nature, beings of passion and we express it through our writings. We fight against these dystopian worlds that emerge in our darker daydreams. For me, writing is what keeps me alive. I get...

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An Exciting New Arts and Literature Magazine for Children

Posted by From The Front Row on 30 May 2013.

The Caterpillar, the younger sibling of The Moth (www.themothmagazine.com), is a truly international and very visual new magazine for children. The first issue, which is launched on 2 June at the Moth Studios, will feature great writers like Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse; Mark Lowery, shortlisted for a Roald Dahl Funny Prize this year; and Janet Wong, who has read her poems on the Oprah Winfrey Show and at The White House. The Caterpillar...

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Kildare School Provides Competition Winner 2nd Year in a Row!

Posted by Site Editor on 17 May 2013.

Scoil Mhuire Community School in Clane, Co. Kildare has provided the overall winner of a national fantasy writing competition for the second year in a row!   Tadhg White, a 3rd year pupil at the school, was selected from 11,070 entries and declared the winner of the 2013 John West Fantasy Writing Competition at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House two weeks ago.  Last year’s winner, Roisin Eyres attended the same school. The winning story, “Voyage of the...

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Publish and Be Famed! At the Dublin Writers Festival

Posted by From The Front Row on 6 May 2013.

If you’ve finished your manuscript and are getting ready to submit, this event will be vital to you. Finding out how the industry works is the first step to a successful submission, and you should be in the front row! Publish and Be Famed is a must visit event at the Dublin Writers’ Festival You’ve slaved away over your keyboard for months, if not years. You’ve researched and imagined, reworked and revised and now, at...

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YAM.ie Putting Dublin’s Young Creative Community On The Map!

Posted by LauraGaynor on 17 April 2013.

YAM.ie (Your Arts Map) is an exciting new website mapping out all arts and cultural events across Dublin created for and by 13 – 25 year olds, along with interactive public transportation information on how to get to events. YAM.ie has been developed through partnership between South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, Temple Bar Cultural Trust and the National Youth Council of Ireland. The project has been funded by support from the Arts Council’s...

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Eurochild Kids Go to Europe

Posted by LauraGaynor on 11 April 2013.

Eurochild and children from Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn in Cork will represent Ireland at the Euro École International Children’s Festival, which takes place in Nantes, between the 10th and 18th April 2013. Eurochild is a multilingual, mother-tongue anthology featuring creative works by hundreds of young artists and poets from across Europe which is published each year in Tigh Fili, Cork. Since its inaugural anthology A Child’s Famine, the Eurochild Children’s Project has sustained its commitment...

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Great New Voices Win at Sean Dunne

Posted by LauraGaynor on 28 March 2013.

The 2013 Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards ceremony took place in Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford, last week, with two very strong voices in script writing and fiction honoured with this significant award. With doors opening at 7.00pm,  guests were treated to an exhibition by 2nd and 4th year W.I.T.  Graphic Art students based on elements of Seán Dunne’s literature as well as with ideas for the branding of the Waterford Writers Weekend. Seán Dunne was...

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