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Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin is Ireland’s leading literary scout, the founder of The Inkwell Group and of the online national writing resources magazine

Vanessa conceived and developed the National Emerging Writer Programme for Dublin City of Literature, and is currently working with bringing free, live, online workshops to writers worldwide.

Vanessa is the current Chair of Irish PEN and the Irish and Eurozone Adviser to the international organisation The Alliance of Independent Authors.

Listen out for her regular writing slot on Sunshine 106.8fm’s Andrea Hayes Saturday Morning Live.

Vanessa is also a Director of Kazoo Publishing Services, delivering trade standard publishing solutions to independent authors.

As an event programmer Vanessa developed the Great Writing, Great Places series for Dublin City of Literature, programmes the Waterford Writers festival and is co-programmer of the literary strand of the Bram Stoker Festival. She regularly programmes and facilitates agent events.

Vanessa is a regular presenter at literary festivals around the country including Listowel Writers Week, The Dublin Book Festival , Dublin International Film Festival, Waterford Writers Festival, The Dalkey Book Festival, Boyne Writers Festival and the Mountains to Sea Festival giving her own comprehensive and inspirational Getting Published workshop. Through this workshop Vanessa has been able to provide invaluable advice to new authors, and place numerous writers with agents.

If you’d like Vanessa to speak to your writing group, organisation, event or festival, email: .

Vanessa in the Press

Vanessa appears regularly in the press: The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Irish Tatler, Metro Herald, Woman’s Way Magazine, Prudence Magazine, Wicklow People, Wicklow Times, West Cork People, The Harp (UK)

She also has been interviewed many times on radio including on RTE 1 Morning Ireland, RTE 1Today with Pat Kenny, RTE 1 John Murray Show, Newstalk (Pat Kenny, The Green Room with Orla Barry and Talking Books with Susan Cahill), Today FM (Matt Cooper Show) Nova, 4FM, East Coast Radio, Dublin City Radio, Donegal Community Radio, Kildare FM and she has a regular writing slot on Sunshine 106.8FM.

And has appeared on Ireland AM (TV3), Midday (TV3)  FYI Tech Crunch (TV3) and The Seoige and O’Shea Show (RTE1).

Vanessa presents free-to-watch live online workshops for

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