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Banagher Public Art Commission – Literature

Article by ERMurray © 9 July 2019.
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Offaly County Council would like to commission a professional writer to deliver a literature project with the potential to have a lasting impact for the community of Banagher, County Offaly, during 2019/2020. They would therefore, like to encourage a proposal that has a community participatory approach to literature.

They are open to accepting a proposal from professional writers of genres including; poetry, fiction, short fiction, playwriting. Engagement with the community is a prerequisite and every effort should be made to involve the community as a whole in some aspect of the proposal. You must keep in mind that not every participant may have a knowledge of a particular literary genre, but this should not preclude them from participating.

The preferred commission will have the potential to have lasting significance and meaning to the community, while also ensuring a strong artistic priority in relation to the writers own developmental practice.

Closing Date Friday 2nd August 2019 at 3pm

Please visit  https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Arts-and-Culture/News/ to download relevant brief and further information.

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com