Words Ireland @ ILFDublin

What’s happening? Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers is a one-day get together for professional and emerging writers working in all forms. It takes place at IMMA, Dublin on Friday 25 May.

What is it, exactly? We’re building the ideal environment for you to gather together, reflect on your creative and professional practice, catch up with industry leaders and be inspired.

So what will happen on the day? As well as the writer-focused events (below), we’re gathering 40 literature organisations (further below) and lots of industry personnel together to meet writers in the Great Hall at IMMA. Grab a free tea/coffee and sit down with the people and organisations who regularly offer writers work. There’s also a chance for 10 selected writers to pitch to 10 experienced film directors in a speed-dating style session (further below again).


How does it work? There are nine events to choose from on the day. Each is short and sweet, 50 minutes long. You’ll get to choose the events that are right for you on the day, then everyone sits in on the final keynote event. Finally, a drinks reception sponsored by Kinnegar Brewing!

Confirmed Exhibitors

Irish Writers Centre Books Ireland National Campaign for the Arts
Poetry Ireland UCD Arts Council
Childrens book ireland Big Smoke ICLA
Stinging Fly Banshee SCBWI
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
Little Island

New Island

West Cork Literary Festival

Irish Pages

I have a published book that I want to pitch to Film Directors! Great stuff; we have just the thing for you. We’ll be pairing ten ticket holders with ten film directors, so you can pitch your story to each one. Click here for details and application.

Is it pricey? Early bird tickets are €45 and general admission is €55. That includes free lunch of sandwiches and drinks reception. Group tickets for 3 cost €120 in total, so if you can encourage two more writer friends to join you, it’ll only cost €40 each. All tickets are sold through ILFDublin, click here.