Nationwide search for 15 talented teenage writers to take part in the second annual Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary 2021

The Museum of Literature Ireland, MoLI is launching a nationwide search for 15 talented teenage writers to take part in the second annual Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary.   The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary is an immersive, week-long writing programme running both online and onsite in MoLI from Monday, 19th July, until Friday 23rd 2021 (subject to public health guidelines).    The winning students will have their […]

Terry Waite CBE and Colm Tóibín set for Lismore for Immrama Festival of Travel Writing 2017

Multi award winning author Colm Tóibín, humanitarian and author Terry Waite CBE, journalist and author Des Ekin, writer and documentary maker Tom Feiling and adventurer and author Andre P. Sykes are some of the world-renowned writers who are about to set their compass for Lismore in County Waterford this June 15th to 18th for the […]

Sara Baume – Writers/Artists workshop at The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Sara’s debut novel ‘Spill Simmer, Falter, Wither’ was described by author Joe O’Connor as “a stunning and wonderful achievement by a writer touched by greatness. It is the most powerful debut novel I have read in several years”. Spill Simmer Falter Wither, which is narrated by a lonely 57-year-old man to his misfit of a […]

Writers, Musicians, Filmmakers, Artists sought for Europe’s largest tour of Irish Culture!

The largest European tour of Irish culture, encompassing 16 countries (from Norway to Italy and from France to Hungary) and 27 cities, is now inviting Irish writers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists to submit a biography and sample of work for consideration for inclusion on the Irish Itinerary [], a tour of Irish culture coordinated by […]

Visiting Writers Programme as part of Limerick National City of Culture 2014

This week sees the start of an extensive Visiting Writers Programme as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014. Between July 10 and December, over twenty celebrated writers will be giving readings, talks, workshops and masterclasses to appeal to all readers and writers in the region.   In July poet, John Liddy, will be returning from Madrid to Limerick as writer-in-residence. John starts his […]

Budding and established writers invited to submit entries to Doolin Short Story Competition 2014

Budding and established writers are being invited to submit entries to the second annual Doolin Short Story Competition 2014. Hotel Doolin has confirmed a prize fund of €1,000 will be awarded to the winning entrant, with €600 and €400 prizes for the second and third placed entries respectively. The winning entries, which will be published […]

North Tipperary Author’s New Book First To Celebrate Unesco Award

North Tipp author Brendan Lynch has published the first book to celebrate Dublin’s UNESCO City of Literature award, PRODIGALS AND GENIUSES. The Writers and Artists of Dublin’s Baggotonia. It will be launched by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan in Dublin on Novermber 15. Foreword writer J. P. Donleavy said; “All the writers are here from Samuel […]

Dromineer Literary Festival

The eighth annual Dromineer Literary Festival will take place from Thursday September 29 to Sunday October 2 at Lough Derg Yacht Club in Dromineer village. At 8pm, Thursday night September 29, Dermot Healy, Kerry Hardie and Catherine Phil McCarthy will give a poetry reading at 8pm, Lough Derg Yacht Club, and on Saturday night, October […]