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  • Culture Night 2022: Catch a Culture Bus

    Culture Night 2022: Catch a Culture Bus

    Based at City Hall on 23rd September, this year sees the return of the Culture Buses provided by Bus Eireann. Featuring Words in Motion – spoken word performances by Cork poets and writers, curated by the Munster Literature Centre, and supported by the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme. The special bus service will begin at […]

  • Episode 4 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 4 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 4 with Ciaran O’Driscoll is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Ciaran O’Driscoll lives in Limerick. A member of Aosdána, he has published ten books of poetry, including Gog and Magog (1987), Moving On, Still There: New and Selected Poems (2001), and Surreal Man (2006). His work has been translated into many languages. Angel Hour (SurVision, 2021) is his most recent full collection. […]

  • Charter for Inclusion

    Charter for Inclusion

    In May 2021, Words Ireland commissioned a survey of Ireland’s writers, illustrators and literature sector workers which was led by Heather Maitland. Over 500 people responded. In October, a presentation of the headline findings took place online, including information on pay, conditions and diversity in Irish literature. This was followed in November by a 3-part […]

  • Apply for Mentorships in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction

    Apply for Mentorships in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction

    Eligible mentorship candidates must be currently residing in Munster. Candidates may apply to a maximum of two mentors, but no successful candidate can receive more than one mentorship. Mentorships will consist of four face-to-face, two-hour sessions between October – November 2022. Deadline for submission: 20th September 2022. Mentorship in Poetry with Thomas McCarthy Mentorship in […]

  • Submission Opportunity: Flash Fiction Introduction Readings for Munster Writers

    Submission Opportunity: Flash Fiction Introduction Readings for Munster Writers

    Open to writers living in Munster who have not yet published a full-length book of fiction (Novel, Short Stories, Novella, Flash, 100 pages or more.) Successful candidates will be one of five chosen to read from their work for ten minutes on the afternoon of Friday October 14th at the Cork International Short Story Festival. […]

  • Episode 3 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 3 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 3 with Jenna Clake is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Jenna Clake‘s debut collection of poetry Fortune Cookie won the Melita Hume prize in 2016, and was published in 2017 by Eyewear. It received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2018, and was shortlisted for a Somerset Maugham Award in the […]

  • Suji Kwock Kim: 2022 O’Donoghue Poetry Competition Judge

    Suji Kwock Kim: 2022 O’Donoghue Poetry Competition Judge

    Competition prize and submission details here. Suji Kwock Kim is author of NOTES FROM THE DIVIDED COUNTRY, which received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Whiting Writers’ Award, Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, and was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize; […]

  • Episode 2 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 2 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 2 with Cameron Awkward-Rich is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry: Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and Dispatch (Persea Books, 2019). His creative work has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and the Lannan Foundation. Also a scholar of trans theory and expressive […]

  • Episode 1 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 1 of the Southword Poetry Podcast out now

    Episode 1 with Victoria Kennefick is now available anywhere you get podcasts. Victoria Kennefick‘s debut poetry collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet, 2021), won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2022 and was awarded the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer of the Year 2022. Most recently, it has been shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize […]

  • July 2022 Newsletter

    July 2022 Newsletter

    Plain text version of our newsletter sent on 25 July 2022. To keep up to date on future news about festivals, competitions, workshops and more: The dates for the 2022 short story festival are October 12th to 15th 6 Days to Go Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize Alan McMonagle 2022 Judge Alan McMonagle has […]