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Museum of Literature Ireland: The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary

Exciting opportunity for aspirating writers between 15 and 17 years old

MoLI is offering a five-day, immersive, blended learning programme to 15 lucky students around Ireland. The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will take place both online and onsite in MoLI from 19 to 23 July 2021 (subject to public health guidelines). 

The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary is an immersive, week-long programme running both online and onsite in MoLI in July 2021 (subject to public health guidelines).

15 selected students will develop their creative practice under the guidance of a leading Irish author, as well as meeting with representatives from the publishing industry, UCD academic staff and other writers. 

The goal of the bursary is to attract young writers with significant potential, and afford them the opportunity to explore that potential, whilst gaining an introduction to the worlds of publishing and literature as a course of  academic study.

How to Apply

Application is via online form

Closing date for applications 10pm on Monday, 29 March 2021. All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email on Friday, 21 May 2021.

• The programme runs from Monday, 19 July, until Friday, 23 July 2021. 

• All students will have their work published as a special edition under the MoLI Editions imprint. 

• As well as being given membership of the museum, the students will be invited to various museum events throughout the year. 

• All bursary staff, programming, events and practices are delivered in line with MoLI’s Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Statement.

You can find out more information and guidelines here.

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