The Story House - a bursary for Tipperary-based writers

The Arts Office, Tipperary County Council is pleased to support a pilot writers project which will take place during March 2015 and which will contribute to professional development for writers in the region.

The Arts Office, Tipperary County Council is pleased to support a pilot writers project which will take place during March 2015 and which will contribute to professional development for writers in the region.

Tipperary County Council is offering one bursary to support a Tipperary writer to attend The Story House which takes place from March 23rd to 28th in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. This new Residential Writing Centre is a not-for-profit residential writing centre inspired by The Arvon Foundation.

Located near Dungarvan, The Story House will run its first five-day writing course on Short Fiction, from March 23rd to 28th. The course will be led by award-winning writers and tutors Julian Gough and Susie Maguire. Their mid-week guest writer will be Donal Ryan (‘The Spinning Heart’ & ‘The Thing About December’), winner of The Guardian First Book Award.

The Story House aims to provide real support for developing adult writers of all ages and backgrounds, complementing the work of existing writing centres. It will provide a focus for the development of a community of writers in the South East Region and work to “ensure anyone can benefit from the transformative power of writing”. The purpose of this bursary is to support the professional development of writers based in the Tipperary Administrative Area.

Guidelines, application forms and further information is available from www.tipperarycoco.ie/arts or from the arts office at Tipperary County Council Ph: 0761 06 5000 or mary.quigley@tipperarycoco.ie