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John Broderick Writer in Residence Mentoring Scheme

Article by Alison Wells © 11 August 2018.
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Applications are invited from emerging writers who are resident in County Westmeath. This opportunity is open to writers of poetry and/or adult fiction. The selected mentee will work with the John Broderick Writer in Residence Annemarie Ni Churreain at Athlone Library.
Mentoring consists of 10 sessions of 60 minutes.
Applicants are asked to submit the following:
A cover letter with an introduction to your proposed writing project/ ideas
3-6 pages of creative writing
A CV (please include any details of publications, workshops attended etc
and send details to writer@westmeathcoco.ie

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Alison Wells runs the Random Acts of Optimism blog and lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow with her husband and four children. Her short fiction been published in many magazines and online and print anthologies and she has been featured on Sunday Miscellany. Shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, Bridport and Fish Prize's she has just completed a themed short story collection Random Acts of Optimism and a literary novel The Book of Remembered Possibilities. To read Alison's full blog, visit Head Above Water. Find out in her Random Acts of Optimism how she manages to juggle writing, children and life.