Novelist Dermot Bolger to Launch National Novel Writing Month at Irish Writers’ Centre

From the Irish Writers’ Centre press office:

The Irish Writers’ Centre is delighted to welcome award winning poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger to the Centre on Friday 29th October at 2pm to kick-start National Novel Writing Month 2010. They are awarding 12 contestants the opportunity to participate in a free 2 hour Novel Writing workshop with Bolger. They will then be opening up the centre to the 12 individuals Monday to Friday for the month of November, offering a writing space and facilities. Interested parties are invited to send an email or letter to the Irish Writers’ Centre with 100 words stating why they believe they should be chosen to participate. The Centre encourages aspiring and established writers to partake. The winning candidates will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of staff members and tutors of the Irish Writers’ Centre.
Submissions should be sent with contact emails and telephone numbers to
Closing date: 26th October 2010
For more information about National Novel Writing Month visit:
The Irish Writers’ Centre is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, that promotes contemporary Irish literature. Since its foundation in 1991, the Centre has welcomed many award-winning writers through its doors, including Nobel, Costa, Man Booker, IMPAC, and Pulitzer Prize winners. It has also served as an important platform for breakthrough talent, with many young writers giving their first public readings here.
Contact details:
Helen Fahey – Press Officer
Tel: +353 1 8721302
Fax: +353 1 8726282
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