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Opportunities for poets from Poetry Ireland: Cúirt Bursary; Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary and Mind your own Business! – a seminar on the practical side of being a poet.

Poets in all stages of their careers can take advantage of opportunities presented by Poetry Ireland in March and April. 

Poetry Ireland and Cúirt International Festival of Literature (23-30 April 2017) are delighted to offer an emerging younger poet the opportunity to visit the festival and to immerse themselves in the poetry programme. The Poetry Ireland and Cúirt Bursary includes tickets to all events and workshops, accommodation for 5 nights, travel costs to Galway and a per diem. Applications are invited from those aged 35 or under who are based on the island of Ireland. The deadline is 31 March, and more details can be found at or 

Poetry Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig are offering two fully resourced Poet-in-Residence Bursaries (one week in duration) in 2017.  This bursary is specifically designed to appeal to mid-career poets.  While many schemes exist to support emerging writers, our intention is to focus on poets who have achieved a level of distinction in their field and who need time away from other demands to focus on writing poems. See for details on how to apply.  

On Poetry Day Ireland (27 April 2017, 1-5.30pm), Poetry Ireland and Words Ireland are delighted to present Mind your own Business!  an afternoon focusing on the practical side of being a poet.  

Mind your own Business! will feature a masterclass on the process of publishing poetry with Don Patersonthe award-winning Scottish poet and poetry editor for PicadorPaul Perry, poet, author and artistic director of the Ennis Bookclub Festival, will lead a session on writing applications for grants, and poet Jane Clarke and Poetry Ireland’s Communications Manager, MuireannSheahan, will present a session on marketing and self-promotion for poets. Participants will also have an opportunity to take part in Alexander Technique for Poets with TomásHardiman. Tickets to this event are free, thanks to the support of Words Ireland, but must be booked in advance at 

For more details on all of Poetry Ireland’s opportunities for poets, see

Life Cycle of the Book series

The Life Cycle of the Book is a series presented by Publishing Ireland in association with the Irish Writers Centre and supported by Words Ireland. The series will be made up of short evening talks on the different aspects of the publishing process, aimed at both established and aspiring writers, anyone interested in working in the book publishing industry or those with a love of the physical book. If you are interested in how books come to life behind the scenes then this series is perfect for you. Each talk will break down the stages of publishing, from putting pen to page, right through to books coming to our attention through the media.

There will be four talks in total, covering ‘The Writing Process’, ‘Getting Published’, ‘What Publishers Do’ and ‘Reaching the Reader’.  Each talk will include a panel of three experts, who will discuss their respective experiences with an audience Q&A to follow.

Venue: The Irish Writers Centre

TUES 7 FEB • 6.30PM – 8.30PM • 4 WEEKS  • €15/€10 MEMBERS, PER SESSION 


Tickets available through the Irish Writers Centre or Eventbrite


Academic Publishing Workshop From proposal writing, publishing to promotion

Publishing Ireland (CLE), in association with the UCD Humanities Institute, presents

Academic Publishing Workshop

From proposal writing, publishing to promotion

This workshop will provide PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with practical guidance on all stages of academic publishing: picking the right publisher, to peer review, funding, to making their work accessible and visible. The panel will have representatives of both small and large academic presses in Ireland and the UK, and Irish academics from two of the leading universities who have published widely nationally and internationally. Guest speakers will include Timothy Wright, Chief Executive, Edinburgh University Press, Ms Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor, Peter Lang Ltd, Professor Gerardine Meaney, Professor of Cultural Theory UCD School of English and Dr Philip Coleman, Associate Professor in the School of English and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

All Welcome!

Venue: Royal Irish Academy

Time & Date: Friday, 24th February 9am to 2.30pm

€5 unwaged, €10 waged attendance fee. Click here to view the full programme for the day: Academic_Workshop_Programme_FINAL

(email Stephanie Lawless E: to reserve a place, book early as spaces are limited. ALL WELCOME)