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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’

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Donal Ryan in The Guardian

Our Creative Writing colleague Donal Ryan was interviewed by The Guardian over the weekend. 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. It is wonderful to see the ongoing international recognition of Donal's work. His new… Continue reading Donal Ryan in The Guardian

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Poet appointed as Writer in Residence at UL

The Creative Writing programme at UL has announced the appointment of Dr Martin Dyar as its 2018 Arts Council Writer in Residence. Martin will join novelists Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Joseph O’Connor, Giles Foden and Donal Ryan as a teacher on UL’s MA in Creative Writing and at UL’s Creative Writing Summer School. Dr Dyar succeeds… Continue reading Poet appointed as Writer in Residence at UL

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Book launch invitation

Creative Writing research student, Paula McGrath, would like to invite UL students and staff to the launch of her second novel, A History of Running Away in Dubray Books, Grafton Street on Tuesday 13th June at 6.30pm. Paula McGrath is a PhD student of Creative Writing, working under the supervision of Prof. Joseph O'Connor and… Continue reading Book launch invitation

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Julian Gough appointed new writer-in-residence at University of Limerick

Writer Julian Gough has received a €20,000 bursary to be the new writer-in-residence at the University of Limerick, where he will succeed fellow award-winning author Donal Ryan. The year-long post, funded by UL and the Arts Council, involves teaching students in its Master of Arts in Creative Writing. Following his two-year post as writer-in-residence at UL, Ryan… Continue reading Julian Gough appointed new writer-in-residence at University of Limerick

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Anne Enright at the University of Limerick

Ireland’s Laureate for Irish Fiction and Man Booker prizewinner, Anne Enright, visited the University of Limerick on October 6th, where she read from her work and delivered a lecture on the Irish writer, the late Maeve Brennan. The event, hosted by the Creative Writing programme at UL, was free and open to the public.  Prof.… Continue reading Anne Enright at the University of Limerick

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Joseph O’Connor discusses Creative Writing (video)

Award-winning author Joseph O’Connor joined the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick in 2014 as inaugural Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing. Joseph teaches students on our Masters in Creative Writing programme, as well as presenting a number of public literary events in the Limerick area. The Frank McCourt Chair was established at… Continue reading Joseph O’Connor discusses Creative Writing (video)

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University of Limerick Launch New York Summer School in Creative Writing in honour of Frank McCourt

This July, the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Limerick will offer a Summer School in New York in honour of the late Frank McCourt. The UL/Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing will take place in New York from July 7th -10th 2016 inclusive. The Summer School will be led by the renowned… Continue reading University of Limerick Launch New York Summer School in Creative Writing in honour of Frank McCourt