Duration 45 Mins

Now in its seventh year, the Irish Writers Centre Young Writer Delegates Programme has partnered once again with Cúirt. At this showcase, the IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates will share some of the creative work developed during the festival with their mentor, Alan McMonagle.

Young Writer Delegates 2024

Ciara Broderick is a prose writer from Bullaun in Co. Galway. She has
been a finalist for the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award and Shortlisted for Write
By The Sea 2023. Her work has appeared in New Word Order journal (2023),
Trasna (2023), and the Ogham Stone (upcoming).

Username on both Instagram and Tiktok is @ciarabroderick_  Twitter @ciarabroderickx


S.J. Delaney is a queer Irish writer. His work has previously appeared in The Poetry
Ireland Review, An Capall Dorcha, and also 'Green Carnations' an anthology of young queer Irish writing. He has performed at Dublin Pride 2023 and 2022. He is
currently looking for a publisher for his first pamphlet.

Website: https://sjdelaneywriting.wordpress.com/
Twitter: (@)sjdelaneywriter
Instagram: (@)sjdelaneywriting

Mars Duignan is a visual artist and writer based in Galway. They recently
finished an MA in English, and wrote their thesis on Sherlock Holmes. Their work
explores liminality, mystery, humour, and the body. Their work can be found in The
Stony Thursday Book, Poetry with Pride, Ethereal Magazine.

Instagram: @marsduignanwrote
Twitter: @MarsDuignan

Queen Madunwe is a student at ATU Sligo studying writing and literature. Her
preferred genre of writing is speculative fiction in the form of short stories, poetry,
and creative non-fiction. She loves combining Igbo and Irish mythology into her
writing which is the current theme of her final year portfolio. She hopes to use the
Cúirt Writers Festival to form new connections in the Irish writing world.

Emma is a multi-media artist, writer and maker based in Belfast. Her work plays with form, challenging expectations of what art and writing should be. Emma is currently an artist in residence at Digital Artist Studios Belfast, a co-director of Catalyst Arts and a member of Soup Ink Writers Co-op.


Event Location

The Hardiman

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The ground floor is step free via the main entrance via a ramp and a double door with a small ramp. There are accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor. The Oyster Bar is step free via a double door with a small ramp. There are accessible toilet facilities on this level. MacNeill’s Pub is step free from the internal entrance. This is accessed from the lobby to the lower floor, through a door, down a ramp and through another door. There are no accessible toilet facilities on this level.
There are four accessible parking spaces on Eyre Square outside the Bank of Ireland, 5 minutes from the venue at the opposite end of Eyre Square.

There is no Loop system. HEPA filter will be in use