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Poets Leanne O’Sullivan and Stephen Sexton to visit University of Limerick

The MA in Creative Writing at UL will welcome the award-winning poets Leanne O’Sullivan and Stephen Sexton, when they read in the Millstream Common Room at 2pm on November 13th, as part of the Guest Vocals poetry series. Poet Leanne O’Sullivan is from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork and was educated at UCC, where… Continue reading Poets Leanne O’Sullivan and Stephen Sexton to visit University of Limerick

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Two UL Creative Writing lecturers shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards

Sarah Moore and Joseph O Connor Many congratulations to our Creative Writing colleagues Professor Joseph O'Connor and Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, who have been shortlisted in the An Post Irish Book Awards. Joseph's book Shadowplay was shortlisted in the RTÉ Radio One Listeners’ Choice Award category, championed by Ryan Tubridy. Sarah's book A Strange Kind of… Continue reading Two UL Creative Writing lecturers shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards

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Eilean Ni Chuilleanain reads at University of Limerick

Eiléan Ni Chuilleanain read to a capacity audience in the Millstream Common Room, University of Limerick yesterday. The event was the first time Eiléan read from her new book The Mother House. It was a hugely memorable experience for all in attendance. Thanks to photographer Patrick Dunne, one of our MA in Creative Writing students… Continue reading Eilean Ni Chuilleanain reads at University of Limerick

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Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin to read at University of Limerick

The Creative Writing programme at University of Limerick will host the great Irish poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin on October 24th, with world-premiere readings from her new book. One of Ireland's best and most distinguished poets, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, will be welcomed by the University of Limerick this week, where she will read from her work… Continue reading Poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin to read at University of Limerick

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Vacancy: Creative Writing Fellow at University of Limerick, 2020

Creative Writing Fellow at University of Limerick, 2020 Post Title: Creative Writing Fellow. School of English, Irish and Communications, Creative Writing programme, UL. Closing Date: 14 October 2019, 5 pm GMT. Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for the position of Creative Writing Fellow at University of Limerick, 2020. The role is… Continue reading Vacancy: Creative Writing Fellow at University of Limerick, 2020

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Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

UL Creative Writing hosted Laureate for Irish Fiction, Sebastian Barry, in Conversation with Prof Joseph O'Connor, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on Thursday 7th March. A capacity audience of 230 attended, including UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald and Mrs Fitzgerald.  Sebastian Barry gave a spellbinding twenty-minute reading from his Costa-award-winning novel… Continue reading Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

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UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

The inaugural University of Limerick Creative Writing Winter School took place 25-29th November at Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare. The Winter School aimed to provide early to mid-career creative writers with a five day, residential, immersive and focused professional development experience. Themes chosen aimed to cover and engage with a mix of topics - some focusing… Continue reading UL’s first Creative Writing Winter School a huge success

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Donal Ryan long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize

We are thrilled to congratulate our colleague Donal Ryan on his nomination for this year’s Man Booker Prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world. Donal is a Lecturer in Creative Writing, working alongside Joseph O’Connor, Giles Foden and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald at the University of Limerick on our MA in Creative Writing. This nomination is… Continue reading Donal Ryan long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize

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UL graduate wins Short Story Prize

Many congratulations to David O'Donovan (Creative Writing MA, 2017) who has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Listowel Writers Week Bryan McMahon Short Story Prize for his story Skinned Knees. This is a great achievement for David. The prize has previously been won by such major writers as Christine Dwyer Hickey and comes with… Continue reading UL graduate wins Short Story Prize

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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins writes letter of support for UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival

The University of Limerick is honoured to have received a letter of support from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, for our UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival which starts today, 3rd May and runs until 6th May. In his letter, the President writes: Writers' formations are never unilinear. Creative encounters are also occasions which bring… Continue reading President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins writes letter of support for UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival

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Poem of UL Creative Writing graduate selected for ‘Poems on the DART’

Many congratulations to our MA in Creative Writing graduate (2017) Colm Brennan, whose poem 'Mindfulness' has been selected to be displayed on Dublin's DART trains for the next fortnight. Colm's poem has also been chosen to appear in the next edition of Poetry Ireland Review, which is guest edited by Eavan Boland. Colm is not… Continue reading Poem of UL Creative Writing graduate selected for ‘Poems on the DART’