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Writer in Residence wanted for 2019 festival

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Writer In Residence 2019       

Open Call


Commencing Summer 2019 and continuing until the festival, which runs from the 2-6 October 2019.


Dromineer-Nenagh Literary Festival seeks a Writer in Residence for 2019.  Expressions of interest are welcomed from experienced writers across all genres 

(Fiction, Non-fiction, Short Stories, Poetry, Spoken Word, Memoir, Songwriting/Composition, Play/Script writing).  

We are particularly interested in writers who can work creatively to engage the local community and who have experience of socially engaged practice in community or healthcare settings (not schools).  We are aiming for this year’s Writer in Residence to work with and encourage the imaginations of local people and festival attendees as well as to develop their own work.

We will work with the Writer in Residence to devise and deliver either a project or programme of community engagement.  For example this might be a project within a residential care setting or community centre where a youth group meet, or it could be a series of public workshops inviting participation from targeted groups in Tipperary.  We are open to ideas and keen to work with a writer to build on and develop their socially engaged practice.  We envisage the project or programme leading to artistic outcomes that can be showcased at the Festival.  We also wish for the Writer in Residence to have a presence during the Festival itself. 


Dromineer-Nenagh Literary Festival aims to create the intimacy of a small festival with big ideas. It celebrates the best of contemporary literary arts and connects writers and readers via an artistic programme that stimulates, provokes and entertains in unique settings.

The festival features experienced writers and artists and emerging ones. They represent the best creative talent internationally, nationally and locally. The programme is curated with consideration for themes and ideas that have both broad and specialist appeal and those that explore local cultural legacy.    

TO APPLY: Please email the following to Geraldine McNulty, D-NLF Chairperson, by 5pm on Tuesday 7 May 2019:

  • A short biography (300 words max), plus a current CV
  • An example of your recent writing work
  • A proposal outlining how you would approach the residency - why you want to do it, who your target audience/participants would be, and how it fits with both our artistic policy and your practice (800 words max)
  • Your costings for the proposed activity

The total budget is €3,000.  

Enquiries – contact Geraldine at