Arts Council aims to support underrepresented writers in Limerick

The Walls of Limerick project is looking for writers from under-represented communities to support and mentor throughout 2021.

This project, funded by the Arts Council, will connect with a small, diverse group of eight talented writers who are marginalised or excluded from the mainstream to help them develop their craft, access professional networks and work with experienced and published writers.

You are eligible to apply if you are a creative writer living in Ireland who has a demonstrated commitment to and accomplishment in your creative writing and is from an underrepresented group including but not confined to writers who are:

Older writers (60+), carers, living with a disability, living in Direct Provision, living in socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances, LGTBQAi+, from working class communities, from minority ethnic, refugee or asylum seeking communities.

Successful applicants will receive:

Free, individualised mentoring from experienced writers.

Free, fully funded participation in a bespoke weekend residency for writers.

The opportunity to have their work edited, proofread and published in a special edition of Limerick literary journal, Silver Apples Magazine.

Support from the Writepace member network – a Limerick-based cooperative for creative writers.

Practical support for writing equipment and resources including laptop loan scheme.

The Walls of Limerick is a mentoring programme for underrepresented writers led by limerick’s Writepace co-operative

You can apply here.

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