Wednesday, 7 January 2009


Irish author Sebastian Barry has won the Costa Novel Award category for his novel The Secret Scripture. Congrats to him! More here.

The Western Writers’ Centre in Galway - Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude, Gallimh - is hosting two literary-media workshops in the Irish language.
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Bhríghde, on the 17th January, runs ‘An Introduction to writing for Television,’. Then on the 31st January, Diarmuid de Faoite runs a workshop on where theatre and television crossover. Fees are €20 per session. Places are limited. Details from the Western Writers' Centre at or 091 533594 and 087 2178138.

And it's business as usual at the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin. They have announced their spring 2009 workshops, featuring John Boyne, Cormac Millar and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill as tutors.


BarbaraS said...

Great news for Sebastian Barry, an award at last!

Equally good news for the IWC.

And yourself as well, off to read your flash fiction :)

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi B
Will you do me a favour? Could you bring along the current PIR on Sat? They didn't have it anywhere in Galway last week and my sub copy has not arrived yet. I'd be grateful!
I just want to read the review and maybe photocopy it here.
Nuala x