Call for dlr Writer in Residence: June 2017 – May 2018
Call for Writer in Residence June 2017 – May 2018
Closing Date: 13th of April at 12 noon
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for a writer in residence for the period June 2017 to May 2018. This writer in residence is managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and is grant-aided by the Arts Council.
The residency is open to writers working in script-writing in any form (e.g. writing for stage, TV or film). The theme this year is Ireland: The Future. The writer’s work may draw inspiration from this theme in a variety of ways. The residency is envisaged as a part-time residency which will allow time for the writer’s own work in addition to engagement and interaction with both the general public and, more specifically, with those with an interest in writing themselves.
The writer in residence will focus on working in the dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire and the writer in residence will have access to a room on the top floor of the new Central Library and Cultural Centre.
Applicants must live in, work in, be originally from or have studied a relevant discipline in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
More information and full details of how to apply go to http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/funding-opportunities/residencies/writer-residence
Assistant Arts Officer
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Phone: (01) 2362760
Hazel Gaynor is the acclaimed New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of five novels. Her 2014 debut, THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, won the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award and THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. She was also selected as a WHSmith Fresh Talent title in 2015. In 2018, Hazel will release her sixth historical novel, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, inspired by the true story of Victorian heroine, Grace Darling. Hazel's books have been translated into eight languages and are published in 15 countries to date. She lives in Ireland with her husband and two children and is represented by Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative, New York. For more information, visit www.hazelgaynor.com