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Writer in Residence Opportunity with Kerry County Council

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Writer in Residence –Artist Engagement Programme with Kerry County Council


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.


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.’


The residency this year is themed to focus on Kerry from 1916 to 2016 and this theme can be explored through a wide range of possible approaches, both in the writer’s own work and in the work of the groups and individuals that the writer will mentor and assist. Applications are welcomed from published writers with experience of hosting workshops and mentoring emerging writers.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 pm 10th March 2016. More information can be found at or from the Arts Office at or 066 7183541.


To download a full brief for the role, click here.

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