Friday, 12 September 2008
RESIDENCY ON AN IRISH ISLAND
The Heinrich Böll Cottage - a writers and artists residency on Achill Island, County Mayo - are accepting applications for residencies in 2009. Closing date 30th September.
I've never gone there but my writing friend Geraldine has enjoyed many stints in the cottage. I think as a full-time writer, residencies are not that useful to me. I have plenty of writing time at home and can procrastinate in comfort at my own desk. Anyway too much wilderness makes me antsy. I grew up in a rural-ish part of county Dublin but I went to school in the city centre, so I think I need towns and cities nearby to feel right. Also, with two kids it's difficult to get away for large blocks of time.
Anyway, for those who love quiet residencies and are free to go, you can apply by mailing a letter of interest, including your preferred dates, a cv and short example of your work to:
John McHugh, Achill Heinrich Böll Assocation, Abha Teangaí, Dooagh, Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland.