The Irish Writers Centre x Cúirt Young Writer Delegate Programme returns for 2022!

We invite ambitious young writers aged 18-26 to apply for this extraordinary opportunity to attend and contribute to Cúirt as IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates.

Now in its fifth year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme is intended to give young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a literature festival, soak up the atmosphere and to contribute to it as active participants. The selected four young writers will attend Cúirt Festival events, and reflect on their experiences through social media.

During this period, they will be supported by an IWC facilitator, and writer mentor to reflect on the festival, develop creative work, and share their views via Cúirt and the IWC’s social media platforms. Delegates will also be provided with a small honorarium for participation in a creative showcase, along with free tickets to each of the events.

The writer mentor selected for this year is award-winning novelist, Lisa McInerney.


delivered with the generous support of Paddy Whiskey