Now in its fourth year, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme is intended to give young writers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a literature festival, soak up the atmosphere and to contribute to it as active participants. The selected four young writers will attend the ILFD festival launch and will be given festival passes and nine days of full literary immersion in its events and social life.
During the festival period, they will be supported by an IWC facilitator and local writer mentor to reflect on the festival programme and their experience in it, and to share their views via ILFD and the IWC’s social media platforms. The Young Writer Delegates writing activities during and after the festival include writing a review, a report and a new piece of creative writing, and may be asked to help out with additional tasks to support the festival team.
Eligibility: This programme is open to writers aged 18-26 living anywhere on the island of Ireland with strong interest in writing, reading and an ambition to connect with and contribute to the Irish literary scene. We will be allocating a minimum of two places for writers from outside of the Dublin area. We encourage young writers from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Irish literature to apply. We particularly invite applications from Black, POC, Traveller, Roma, LGBTQIA+ and working-class writers. We will place a strong focus on ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status when evaluating the applications for this opportunity.
Please note: This year’s ILFDublin festival will be taking place online, with all events and meetings with the elected mentor going forward via zoom.
How to Apply: You will need to send:
Compile ALL of the above into a single attachment in Word or PDF and send to email@example.com. Incorrect formatting will disqualify. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement upon receipt of applications.
We also ask that all applicants please fill out this online monitoring access form once submitted.
Criteria for selection:
Application Deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021