National Mentoring Programme 2017



In light of our findings from the Writers Series 2016-2017, Words Ireland – a collective of seven Irish literature organisations – is initiating a total of 11 literature mentoring relationships in 2017, six of which are offered in partnership with the Arts Offices of Leitrim, Limerick, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, and the Arts Office and Libraries of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Words Ireland are seeking expressions of interest from experienced and established writer-mentors working in the areas of adult fiction, children’s/YA fiction and/or poetry to undertake the mentoring of writers of promise who are working in the same forms.

We are also are also seeking writers of adult fiction, YA fiction, children’s fiction and poetry to apply for mentoring support under our National Mentoring Programme.

There are a total of 11 mentee opportunities open to writers resident in any county in Ireland, north or south of the border.

The deadline for this programme was 10 July 2017.

Applicants will be notified by end of September 2017.


Call for Mentors

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Call for Mentees

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