Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers took place on at IMMA, Dublin on Friday 25 May. It was Ireland’s first national conference for writers. We built the ideal environment for writers to gather together, reflect on their creative and professional practice, catch up with industry leaders and be inspired. We’re now planning to make it a biennial event, and looking forward to another conference in 2020.
It included 9 events held in 2 event spaces aimed specifically at professional writers and a large exhibition space where writers met with 40 different literature organisations from across Ireland.
We commissioned 9 writers to report on each event. Links to these reports are listed below.
Three Writers Manifestos by Roisín Kiberd
Children’s Writers Confab by Oisín McGann
International Industry Insight by Patrick Chapman
How We Made This: Collaborations by Deaglán de Bréadún
Future of Writing Forum by Jane Clarke
Words on Stage by Siobhán Kane
Your Writing Life: Home & Abroad by Nicole Flattery
How I Made This: Practice & Process by Angela T. Carr
Anne Enright in Conversation by Kevin Power
Here’s what happened on the day…
With sincere thanks to our sponsors, without whose support the conference would not be possible.
|Irish Writers Centre||Books Ireland||National Campaign for the Arts|
|Poetry Ireland||UCD||Arts Council|
|Childrens book ireland||Big Smoke||ICLA|
|Munster Literature Centre||Gill Books||Tramp Press|
|Literature Ireland||Salmon Press||Mutability Literature|
|Publishing Ireland||Irish Writers Union||Belfast Book Festival|
|Royal Irish Academy||Books Go Social||John O’Connor School|
|The History Press||AFEPI Ireland||The John Hewitt Society|
|Boundless and Bare||Museum of Irish Literature||Fiction at the Friary|
|Tangerine Magazine||Dublin Book Festival||IMRAM|
|Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation||Fingal Arts Office||iBbY Ireland|
|West Cork Literary Festival
Queens University, Belfast