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Red Line Book Festival 2019 Searches for a Writer in Residence

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Red Line Book Festival is inviting applications from writers for their inaugural Writer in Residence programme.

The ten-week residency in South Dublin County runs from August to October 2019 and is supported by Creative Ireland in conjunction with South Dublin Libraries and Arts.  This residency is open to all forms of writing including, but not limited to prose, poetry, play-writing, and writing for children.

The residency will see the chosen writer engaging with local communities in South Dublin through workshops and other work, as well as creating written work responding to the theme, ‘Looking Up’, which will be published by South Dublin Libraries.

A fee of €5000 is available for the successful applicant, as well as access to writing space. The residency is envisaged as part-time, allowing time for the writer’s own work.

Speaking at the announcement today, Bernadette Fennell, County Librarian said: “We are excited to embark on a new exciting chapter for Red Line Book Festival as we welcome applications for our first ever Writer in Residence programme. We look forward to engaging with schools and community groups through this initiative and are very grateful for the support of Creative Ireland.”

The deadline for applications to the Writer in Residence programme is 12pm on Friday 17th May. For full info and application details, please visit www.redlinebookfestival.com.

THE RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. Held in October each year, the festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought! The festival brings local, national and international authors, alongside talks, workshops, theatrical productions and creative writing competitions to venues across South Dublin and provides a programme that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to book worms.

The eighth annual festival runs October 7th – 13th 2019.

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