Mindshift Event at Listowel Writers Week 2015. From left Noel O’Regan, Kate Kennelly, Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharp, Audrey Keane, and Valerie Bistany.
- 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.
- Words Ireland was established to efficiently increase opportunities for writers at all stages in their careers.
- Word Ireland 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.