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Alternative Ulsters: Conversations on Identity’ by Mark Carruthers (Liberties Press) has been shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize. (read more…)

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Fish Flash Fiction

The deadline for entering the popular Fish Flash Fiction competition is February 28th. With a word limit of 300, the entry fee for the first submission is €14 and €8 thereafter. The competition will be judged by the writer Bret Anthony Johnston. First prize is €1,000, second prize is an online course in flash fiction with Fish. Ten entrants will be shortlisted and published in the 2015 anthology. Results will be announced on April 10th and more information can be found here-


Every fortnight, on Saturday, join writer and creative writing facilitator Mark Granier will give two-hours of creative writing exercises and feedback on your work. Share your life experiences through new pieces of poetry or prose – and do it well in English. This course is very suitable for non-native English speakers with an interest in creative writing. Some proficiency in English is recommended. (read more…)

The Doolin Writers’ Weekend in Doolin, County Clare, takes place from March 27 to 29th.

Organised by Hotel Doolin, the third annual festival features workshops and readings by some of Ireland’s leading writers, including Booker Prize nominee Donal Ryan, playwright, screenwriter and director Peter Sheridan, poet Dave Lordan, and award-winning novelist and short-story writer, Christine Dwyer Hickey(read more…)

White Feathers Susan Lanigan

Debut author Susan Lanigan has been shortlisted in the Historical Romantic Novel category in the 2015 Romantic Novelists’ Association Award (RoNAs) for her novel White Feathers (O’Brien Press).   (read more…)