Monday, 1 October 2018

Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University

I am delighted to have been appointed Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University for the academic year 2018-19.

Supported by Maynooth University and Kildare Library and Arts Services, the residency is based at The Department of English at NUI Maynooth and it's designed to "provide students and the broader community with the opportunity to engage with writers of distinction, as well as providing the writers with time to advance their current project(s)." As part of the residency I will arrange and host a programme of public events at various points through the year in association with the University and Kildare Library and Arts.

There are two residency posts offered each year, with the novelist Paul Lynch my co-appointee for 2018-19. Previous Maynooth University Writers-in-Residence include Rob Doyle, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Joanna Walsh.

The announcement was made in June but I am only beginning my residency this week, and I look forward to working with everyone towards an exciting period of engagement. A couple of early associated public events are reading/discussion sessions with Paul Lynch and myself scheduled for 13 October and 7 November. Details on those coming up.

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