I have been selected as one of three Dublin-based writers by the Irish Writers Centre to receive professional literary mentoring over the next eight months from acclaimed Irish writers of their choice. After a national call out, 37 writers have been selected from a total of over three hundred applicants.
Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Libraries funded the literary mentorship along with the Arts Council of Ireland to guarantee that the best applicants from the county would be selected. Their support will ensure that the chosen mentees receive this potentially life-changing support free of charge. It is also an investment in the long-term literary reputation of the region.
I will be working with Christodoulos Markis to develop The Bones Of It, the second part in a planed tryptic exploring the dance macabre.
There is more information about the programme here.