Friday, June 17, 2011

DUBLIN: Publishing Poetry and Short Stories Seminar

Saturday, 2nd July, 2011, 10.30am-4.30pm
Irish Writers' Centre,
19 Parnell Square,
Director of the Hennessy Literary Awards will join the Irish Writers' Centre for a seminar on Publishing Poetry and Short Stories

Ciaran Carty, Director of the Hennessy Literary Awards and Editor of New Irish Writing, will join the Irish Writers’ Centre in hosting a Poetry and Short Stories Publishing Seminar. Other speakers include Declan Meade, Editor of the Stinging Fly; Rebecca O’Connor, Editor of the Moth; Jessie Lendennie, Poet and Managing Director of Salmon Poetry; Kevin Barry, Short Story Writer and Novelist; and Kevin Higgins, Poet and Co-organiser of Over The Edge Reading Series.

The seminar will give an insight into the various routes to publishing available to poets and short story writers.  It will include discussions on working towards a collection, the editing and publishing process, how to prepare your work for submission to publishers, competitions and journals and how to sustain a writer’s life.

Registration is from 10am; tickets are €60 (€50 for members) and can be booked by paying online or calling the Centre.

The Irish Writers’ Centre is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary Irish literature. Since its foundation in 1991, the Centre has welcomed many award-winning writers through its doors, including Nobel, Costa, Man Booker, IMPAC, and Pulitzer Prize winners. It has also served as an important platform for breakthrough talent, with many young writers giving their first public readings here. The Irish Writers’ Centre is also dedicated to providing a regular platform for Irish writers to maintain a continuous rapport with their readers through talks, readings and launches.

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