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Red Line Book Festival offers €5,000 for Writer-in-Residence 2020

The annual Red Line Book Festival is looking for a 2020 Writer-in-Residence with €5,000 on offer

Red Line Book Festival are seeking a Writer-in-Residence and offering €5,000 for the success applicant who will be invited to take part in October 2020 programming. The theme of this year’s residency is Connection Reset, developed as a response to the uncertain times we are living through, and how we attempt to find new and meaningful ways to connect.

The residency is open to all forms of writing including, but not limited to prose, poetry, playwriting, and writing for children. The chosen writer will be invited to engage with local communities in South Dublin through workshops and other work, as well as creating written work responding to the chosen theme. The successful applicant will also have access to writing space.  

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All applications should be sent to libdevoff@sdublincoco.ie by 29th June 2020 at 12pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Visit: www.redlinebookfestival.com to view full criteria and application procedure. 

Notes:

The Writer-in-Residence (WIR) will be contracted on a part-time basis for ten weeks, from before the launch of the festival until after its completion in mid-October. Special care must be paid to the fact that the work may be published online, or perhaps even wholly intended for online consumption. An important aspect of the scheme is supporting the selected writer, in these uncertain times, providing them a firmer financial footing to further their own work.

The Red Line Book Festival Writer-in-Residence programme is supported by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.

THE RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. Held in October each year, the festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought! The festival brings local, national and international authors, alongside talks, workshops, theatrical productions and creative writing competitions to venues across South Dublin and provides a programme that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to book worms. The ninth annual festival runs October 12-18, 2020.

Contact: Niamh Mongey 0870534182 info@redlinebookfestival.ie

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