Reading Your Way Into Writing
Published on 7th November 2022
The Irish Writers Centre and Dublin City Libraries launch Reading Your Way into Writing, a pilot initiative connecting writers and readers
The Irish Writers Centre and Dublin City Libraries have launched Reading Your Way into Writing, a new initiative connecting readers and writers through a series of facilitated sessions. It will encourage readers to discover a diverse series of books handpicked by authors, with the goal of inspiring them to try their own hand at creative writing.
Writers Cat Hogan, Doreen Duffy, Sree Sen, Emily Hourican and Alan McMonagle will be guiding sessions across Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Donaghmede, Pearse St and Kevin St Libraries from October through December.
There will be two strands to this pilot. In Reading Diversely, reading groups will read a book from the specially curated list of diverse writing, followed by a session of writing prompts and fun exercises. Writers in the Making will invite established writers to visit reading groups and discuss selected books from reading lists.
- Reading Diversely with Alan McMonagle
- Reading Diversely with Sree Sen
- Reading Diversey with Doreen Dufy
- Writers in the Making with Cat Hogan
- Writers in the Making with Emily Hourican
Speaking of the initiative, Mairead Owens, Dublin City Librarian said;
“Dublin City Libraries is delighted to partner with the Irish Writers Centre on the initiative Reading Your Way into Writing, a free Autumn literature programme with the two strands of Writers in the Making and Reading Diversely. With such writers as Cat Hogan, Doreen Duffy, Sree Sen, Emily Hourican and Alan McMonagle participating, it is a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together and explore a wide variety of literary treasures.”
About the Irish Writers Centre
As the leading support and development organisation for writers since 1991, the Irish Writers
Centre carries out its work, online and in person, on an all island basis. The IWC works with writers of all types and talents, and actively encourages writers from all communities to engage in creative writing. It provides many ways and means for them to develop their skill, advance their ambitions and join a vibrant and diverse community of people who share their passion and purpose.
The Irish Writers Centre is also a membership organisation, always seeking new opportunities for members to grow as writers and to connect with each other through IWC programmes and supports.