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The Life Cycle of the Book – Getting Published

The Life Cycle of the Book with AUTHORS, AGENTS & PUBLISHERS

presented by PUBLISHING IRELAND in association with the IRISH WRITERS CENTRE supported by WORDS IRELAND

Publishing Ireland, in association with Words Ireland and the Irish Writers Centre is hosting a series of short evening talks on the different aspects of the publishing process, aimed at writers and the general public. The idea is to break down the stages of publishing, from the completion of a manuscript right through to the books being on the shelves and being discussed in the media.

There will be 4 talks in total, covering 4 different stages, those stages being ‘The Writing Process’, ‘Getting Published’, ‘What Publishers Do’ and ‘Reaching the Reader’.

Each talk will involve a panel of three speakers, all experts in their field, who will talk for 15 minutes with an audience Q&A to follow.

The talks will be held on successive Tuesday evenings, from 6.30pm to 8pm in February in The Irish Writers Centre.

Talk 2 – Getting Published 

Tuesday 14 February – 6.30pm

Faith O’Grady

Faith O’Grady is a literary agent with the Lisa Richards Agency for almost 20 years, working with award-winning fiction and non-fiction authors across a wide variety of genres, both literary and commercial.


Deirdre Nolan

Deirdre Nolan is the Commissioning Editor of Gill Books (formerly Gill & Macmillan), Ireland’s largest indigenous publisher. Focusing on non-fiction, Gill have long been a powerful force in the Irish book sector, with 7 of their authors nominated for the 2016 BGE Irish Book Awards.


Declan Meade

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Declan Meade is the founding editor and publisher of Stinging Fly magazine and press, which has become the platform for some of Ireland’s best-known literary fiction authors.

€15 Non- Member/€10 Member, per session

€45/€50 For all four sessions (MEMBERS/NON-MEMBERS)

You can purchase your tickets here

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