Archive for June 22nd, 2009

IWC Seeks Input

22nd June 2009

The Irish Writers’ Centre is holding an Open Public Meeting at 3:30 pm on Saturday 27 June to discuss its future in light of the abrupt loss of its Arts Council grant.

For the last few weeks the Board of the Irish Writers’ Centre has been consulting widely with individual writers and with people interested in literature and the arts generally. It has also been engaged with sister organisations in the literature field. The purpose of this extensive consultation is to ascertain what role, if any, the Irish Writers’ Centre should play in the cultural life of the country in the future. At a meeting on the 14 July, the Board will consider all the options and all the recommendations submitted.

If you have any recommendations regarding the future functions, activities, responsibilities, etc, of the Irish Writers’ Centre and have not had a chance to submit them already, this open meeting will offer you the opportunity of doing so.

High Tide 2009

22nd June 2009

High Tide is open for play submissions for HighTide Festival 2010 to promote new work by emerging writers.

HighTide welcome international scripts, written in English, on the basis that all selected writers are available in the UK for the dramaturgy, rehearsal and production period from November 2009 to May 2010.

The play should be sent to the address below, and must have a title page with author’s name, address and telephone number. Scripts will not be returned.

The play must also be emailed to

Please enter your name and title of script in the subject line.

Submission deadline: 31st July 2009.

Please send all submissions to:

24a St John Street
London EC1M 4AY

(This marks the 1,000th news post on the IPSG blog!)

Bursary for Wilson

22nd June 2009

IFTN reports that Irish writer/director/producer Juanita Wilson won the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Annual Bursary 2009 for her short film ‘The Door’. The award of €8,000 will be presented to Juanita at the Sarajevo Film Festival in late August.

The Katrin Cartlidge Bursary is designed to encourage new creative voices in European cinema and to celebrate the independence, singularity and integrity of spirit that Katrin Cartlidge embraced and exemplified in her own lifetime.