The Irish Writers Centre Young Writer Delegates at Cúirt
Fostering the next generation of literature professionals, the Young Writer Delegates programme enables young people to attend and contribute to literary festivals. First initiated at Cúirt International Literature Festival 2018, the IWC Young Writer Delegates Programme was a huge success giving young writers an opportunity to observe firsthand how a literary festival unfolds, to soak up the atmosphere and to contribute to it as active participants. The IWC/DBF Young Delegates programme will offer young emerging writers aged 18 –26 the opportunity to contribute to social media, review events, to meet writers personally, to perform at the IWC’s Takin’ the Mic at DBF and undoubtedly, to make lifelong career connections. The selected four young writers will be given festival passes to Dublin Book Festival and four days of full literary immersion in its events and activities. During their time at the festival, they will be supported by an IWC facilitator and local writer mentor to reflect on the festival and share their views via DBF and the IWC’s social media platforms. See irishwriterscentre.ie for more information.