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It’s Literature Editor Aileen’s run-down of this fortnight’s literary news, events, competitions and submission calls. Watch out for one of our own writers here at HeadStuff launching his first book this week! Full info below.
Yeats International Summer School scholarships
The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to be partnering this summer with the Yeats International Summer School which will take place in Sligo between 19–27 July. The Irish Writers Centre has three scholarships worth €650 each to offer writers for the summer school (two for writers from NI and one for a writer from the ROI). This is a wonderful opportunity for writers from across the country. Deadline for applications is Friday 25 May 2018 at 5pm. Find out more information here.
Competitions & submission calls
Dublin Book Festival call for submissions
The Dublin Book Festival invites publishers and authors to submit ideas for this year’s festival by 11th May. Full details here.
The Bennington Review is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction and non-fiction until 15th May.
Bealtaine Festival panel event
The Irish Writers Centre is hosting a panel event with the Bealtaine Festival to celebrate artists lives’. On Wednesday 9 May, Roddy Doyle, Joanna Banks, Rhona Clarke and Abigail O’Brien will come together with Chair Cliodhna Ní Anluain to discuss the milestones, challenges and choices made by them as artists. This event is free but should be booked in advance.
Book launch: The Proverb Zoo
Armel Dagorn’s new book of short stories, The Proverb Zoo, will be launched in Cork at Waterstones on 8th May at 6.30pm, and in Dublin at Books Upstairs on 10th May at 6.30pm. One of the stories from the collection was originally featured here at HeadStuff in 2015, and we love to see our writers go on to do great things! Look out for a review of the book here in the coming weeks.
International Literature Festival Dublin is drawing closer and closer! Don’t miss writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Roddy Doyle and Maggie O’Farrell. A full list of events can be found here.