Kerry County Council Invites Applications for New Writer In Residence

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Kerry County Council logoARE you a published writer? Well then, this might be of interest to you.

Kerry County Council, in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland, is seeking a Writer in Residence as part of its Artist Engagement Programme for 2016.

Previous Writers in Residence included Galway’s Maire Holmes, and Tralee’s Noel O’Regan.

The residency this year is themed to focus on Kerry from 1916 – 2016 and the theme can be explored through a wide range of possible approaches, in both the writer’s own work and the groups and individuals that they mentor or assist.

‘‘The writer in residence is always a very popular residency with the people of Kerry – there is a strong tradition of writing in the county and a great love of the written word’’, says Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer with Kerry County Council. ‘‘The old saying that everyone has a book in them is certainly true in Kerry.’’

Applicants are welcome from published writers who have experience in hosting workshops and mentoring emerging writers.

If you would like to be considered, the closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on March 10, 2016.

More information can be found at or from the arts office at or you can phone 066 7183541.

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