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New Writing Commission: Call for Writers

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Library & Arts Service Call for Writers
New Writing Commission January – September 2014
Closing date: 12 noon on Fri 6th December at 12 noon
To celebrate the opening of the Central Library and Cultural Centre in Dún Laoghaire in Autumn 2014 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications from writers to create a new piece of work that references Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and/or its inhabitants. This may take the form of any genre including literature, popular fiction, short stories, poetry, screen or script writing, children’s literature, young adult literature, factual writing and journalism. To apply writers must live in, work in, be originally from or have studied in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
It is envisaged that a selection of writers will be commissioned to develop a piece of new work from the entries received while other writers will be invited by direct commission. All the commissioned work will be published in a pamphlet or broadsheet available from the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Library Service and online via the County Council website. The writers will also be required to give a brief reading of their work (together with some of the other selected writers) in The Studio (100 seat auditorium) in the Central Library and Cultural Centre.
For more information please log on to or  contact Carolyn Brown at or (01) 271 9532.
Assistant Arts Officer – Arts Supports and Operations
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office
County Hall
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
(01) 271 9532
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