Public meeting for practising writers

Words Ireland Writers Series in Leitrim

Claire McGovern


Claire McGovern



Words Ireland Writers Series in  Leitrim

Author Michael Harding will be on the panel.

Are you a writer living in Leitrim or any of the surrounding counties and you earn, or aspire to earn, some or all of your income from writing? On Saturday, October 22 Words Ireland will be in Leitrim to hold a public meeting for practising writers.
The event is intended to inform a national debate on the future of literature resourcing and funding in Ireland and to explore how writers may be supported to build a sustainable career.
A panel of regionally based experienced professional writers from across a variety of genres including Michael Harding, Brian Leyden, Monica Corish and Gerry Boland will explore a number of questions that relate to sustaining yourself as a professional writer today.
Which opportunities make creative and financial sense? Which types of writing work open doors to further opportunities? Which supports are you lacking and which are a waste of time? are just some of the questions that will be discussed as well as addressing issues relating to income, royalties, writers fees, and more. After the panel discussion, writers in the audience will be given the opportunity to have their voices heard.
Come prepared with practical improvements and new ideas for the literature sector in an event which will undoubtedly generate lively discussion and debate among the writers, poets, and children’s authors present.
Format: panel discussion (50 mins) break (10 mins), followed by a public meeting open to writers in the audience and wine reception.
Venue: Ballinamore Library, Main St, Ballinamore, Saturday, October 22, 2pm – 4pm. Free event -  to book a place visit:
This event is run in partnership with the Creative Frame professional development network at Leitrim Arts Office and Leitrim County Library Service.