Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence

Friday, 30 April 2021, 12.00pm

Mayo County Council is seeking a Writer in Residence.

The aim of the Residency is two-fold.
1: To provide the opportunity for the writer to concentrate on their own work.
2: The Residency will have a strong emphasis on community engagement and enabling creativity in the

The total budget of the Residency is €15,000 and this includes the writers fee, travel and accommodation costs and a programme budget. The Residency will adhere to relevant health guidelines and may be rolled out online/in person or a blended approach (depending on restriction levels and how the successful applicant envisages delivering the Residency). This is an open competition and the successful Writer will be selected based on their submission.

Who can apply
This is an open call to writers of all genres, (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction (e.g. memoir and essays), graphic novels, children’s poetry and fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, literary criticism and contemporary literary biography/autobiography). This definition specifically excludes writing in areas such as journalism, religious writing, professional, instructional and academic writing. This Residency supports writing in the English and Irish languages and is open to those residing in Ireland.

See link below for further details.


Published on 2 April 2021

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