Now in its sixth year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme has partnered once again with Cúirt International Festival of Literature. During the festival period, four selected writers between the ages of 18 and 26 will be welcomed to the programme by the Irish Writers Centre. The writers will attend a variety of events at Cúirt, reflect on their experiences and soak up the festival atmosphere. Alan McMonagle, the YWD’s writer-mentor, will lead the writers in a series of workshops as well as provide guidance in succeeding in and enjoying life as a writer.

In keeping with the Irish Writers Centre’s 2022-2026 Strategy, the Young Writer Delegates Programme seeks to create new opportunities, grant access and develop networks that connect writers to each other. This programme directly correlates with the objectives of Strategy Goal 2, which is to enhance opportunities for people across all communities to explore and participate in creative writing, as well as Goal 3, which is to cultivate an engaged community of writers and strategic alliances that support our ambitions.

At this showcase, the four selected Irish Writers Centre/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates will share some of the creative work developed during the festival with their mentor, Alan McMonagle.

Event Location

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

The Cornstore, Middle St, Galway

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