Lecture Series 2020



Welcome to the Words Ireland Lecture Series – by writers, for writers, on writing.

Words Ireland has commissioned six of Ireland’s foremost creative writers to deliver a lecture on the craft, practice, or process of writing. The Series began on October 27th with Brian Dillon. A new lecture will be launched at 6pm every Tuesday until December 1st.

All lectures will be available to view below or at the Words Ireland YouTube channel and will be online until mid-December.

The Words Ireland Lecture Series replaces the Writer’s Conference that Words Ireland had planned to run in May 2020. Each lecture has been developed with an audience of professional and emerging writers in mind. They aren’t your ordinary online fare.


1. Brian Dillon: Sixteen Stabs at the Beast of Style 

Following on from his acclaimed Essayism, and coinciding with his new book Suppose A Sentence, Words Ireland has commissioned a short lecture from Brian Dillon on one of his favourite topics to return to: style.



Still to come….

Jessica Traynor  |  Poetry & Innovation  |  Nov 3rd

Colm Tóibín  |  On Joyce’s Craft  |  Nov 10th 

Paul Murray  |  Writer at the Movies  |  Nov 17th 

Roisin Kiberd  |  Writing in the Age of the Internet  |  Nov 24th 

Áine Ní Ghlinn  |  Lifting the Invisibility Cloak  |  Dec 1st 


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