National Emerging Writer Programme launched

Have you ever thought you have a book inside you just waiting to be written? This is your chance to do something about it.

Have you ever thought you have a book inside you just waiting to be written? This is your chance to do something about it.

The National Emerging Writer Programme has recently been launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan.

A Dublin UNESCO City of Literature project, developed by the writers’ resource website writing.ie, comprises of three programmes on a single 40 minute DVD. The programmes focus on essential writing techniques, suitable for new and experienced writers and are packed full of tips from well known Irish writers, Carlo Gébler, Declan Hughes and Sinéad Moriarty.

The DVDs are available to borrow from libraries nationwide and content is available online at www.writing.ie or on YouTube. The DVDs are also available to purchase from Amazon.

“The National Emerging Writer Programme gives all writers the benefit of the expertise and experience of three of Ireland’s leading novelists, allowing new writers to view content at a time that suits them and to work at their own pace. Writing is a solitary profession and support is essential. The programme is a natural extension of our core objectives and we were delighted to work with the Dublin City of Literature team to develop this exciting project.” said Vanessa O’Loughlin of writing.ie.

The National Emerging Writer Programme is a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature project which has been developed in association with writing.ie and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.