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Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation across all genres (e.g. fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, film) for the Arts Council / University of Limerick Writer in Residence which is co-funded by the University of Limerick and the Arts Council.

The Writer in Residence will be a part of UL's Creative Writing community and will engage with students, staff and faculty in a number of ways. The Writer in Residence will also have the opportunity to develop her/his own work in a supportive environment. The stipend for the residency is euro 20,000.

The residency will be tenable for the full calendar year January - December 2018. It may be possible, by agreement, for the successful candidate to undertake a shorter residency, with a reduced stipend.

The Creative Writing programme at UL is led by Professor Joseph O'Connor and is taught by a number of acclaimed writers, including novelists Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Professor Giles Foden and Donal Ryan.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter outlining areas of interest, teaching experience (if any), ideas for engagement with UL's Creative Writing programme, and a full CV to include the name and contact details of 3 referees to our Programme Coordinator for Creative Writing, Niamh O’Sullivan,, more details at:

The closing date for applications will be no later than 12 noon on 19th October, 2017. Interviews will take place approximately one month later, at the offices of the Arts Council in Merrion Square, Dublin.