Deadline for applications extended until 15th June
The deadline for applications for the Irish Writers Centre/West Cork Literary Festival Young Writer Delegate Programme has been extended until Wednesday 15 June.
The Irish Writers Centre Young Writer Delegate Programme offers an amazing opportunity for young writers to get involved in the West Cork Literary Festival, which runs from 8th—15th July.
Not only will the four delegates attend events at one of Ireland’s most beloved literary festivals, but they will be supported by acclaimed author Danielle McLaughlin. They will be encouraged to reflect on the festival, develop creative work and share their thoughts over social media.
Danielle McLaughlin’s short story collection Dinosaurs on Other Planets was published in 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press. In 2019, she was a Windham-Campbell Prize recipient, and won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Her first novel, The Art of Falling, was published in 2021 by John Murray and was shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2022.
The selected delegates will be provided with a small honorarium for participation in a creative showcase, along with free tickets to each of the events.
The festival returns to in-person events this year, with accommodation provided for three participants from outside the West Cork area, with a fourth dedicated place for a Young Writer Delegate living in West Cork.
See more details on how to apply here.