About

Participants in the Stinging Fly Summer Workshop 2016, with facilitator Sean O'Reilly. The workshop was supported by Words Ireland.

Participants in the Stinging Fly Summer Workshop 2016, with facilitator Sean O’Reilly. The workshop was supported by Words Ireland.

Words Ireland is a recently formed grouping of seven literature organisations, who are working collaboratively to provide coordinated professional development and resource services to the literature sector.

We were established to efficiently increase opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers.

Words Ireland’s remit includes the provision of professional development opportunities, with a particular focus on mid-career and advanced career practitioners.

Words Ireland provides mentoring and assessment services, as well as workshop opportunities and an online resource of complementary factsheets on practical topics such as pay, writers’ contracts, insurance and self-promotion.