Writer in Residence at University of Limerick

Deadline: 29 Oct 2020

The UL Writer in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2021 (with a break in July and August) and will be situated in the Creative Writing programme in University of Limerick, with the opportunity to engage with the wider campus. 

The Writer will be supported to engage with students. This programme of engagement will be designed by UL Creative Writing with the resident writer and will include focused teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities. Contact time with students is 90 hours in spring semester and 90 hours in autumn semester. Modules on which the Writer will teach include ‘Project Development for Creative Writers’ (on which Writers suggest and deliver their own course or series of talks), ‘Individual Creative Project’ (on which Writers engage one-to-one with postgraduate writing students) and ‘Writers in the Community’ (a student-programmed module on which community-based literature projects are designed and delivered, some with the Writer’s advice).  

Throughout the residency, time will be afforded for the Writer’s own practice. 

The fee to the Writer in Residence is €20,000, to be paid to the Writer directly by the Arts Council. It will be paid in two instalments, with a final report by the Writer at the conclusion of the residency. 

Subject to the Public Health context, the Writer in Residence will be provided with an office within the university, access to the Glucksman University Library, and one night’s weekly on-campus accommodation during term if required.  

Applications should be sent to Niamh.OSullivan.Walsh@UL.ie by 5.30 pm on Thursday, 29 October 2020. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Informal inquiries in advance of the closing date may be made to UL’s Chair of Creative Writing, Joseph O’Connor, Joseph.OConnor@ul.ie 

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