Red Line Book Festival 2021 Writer-in-Residence Scheme – The Roaring Twenties

26 Apr, 2021

Red Line Book Festival 2021 Writer-in-Residence Scheme – The Roaring Twenties

Calling all Writers - Red Line Book Festival offering €5,000 to its next Writer in Residence!

This year's Writer in Residence will be invited to explore the theme of The Roaring Twenties

The theme of this year’s residency is The Roaring Twenties. A hundred years ago, after the first world war, the roaring twenties brought economic prosperity for some and an explosion of culture and art, as well as for Ireland, a whole new country. A hundred years and a global pandemic later, what will this new decade bring? We are asking our next Writer in Residence to look back to our past to see what we have learned and forward to imagine what the 2020s will be like and what will make us roar.

The residency is open to all forms of writing including, but not limited to prose, poetry, genre writing, playwriting, and writing for children. The chosen writer will be invited to engage with local communities in South Dublin through workshops and other work, as well as creating written work responding to the chosen theme. Along with the fee of €5,000, the successful applicant will also have access to writing space.

The Writer-in-Residence (WIR) will be contracted on a part-time basis for ten weeks, from before the launch of the festival until after its completion in mid-October. Special care must be paid to the fact that the work may be published online, or perhaps even wholly intended for online consumption.

An important aspect of the scheme is supporting the selected writer, in these uncertain times, providing them a firmer financial footing to further their own work. Along with the fee of €5,000, the successful applicant will also have access to writing space.

All applications should be sent to libdevoff@sdublincoco.ie by 20th June 2021 at 12pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Read up on the full guidelines here: Rlbf2021 Writer In Residence Full Guidelines Docx

THE RED LINE BOOK FESTIVAL is an initiative of South Dublin County Council. Held in October each year, the festival is a celebration of all things literary and brings local, national and international authors, alongside talks, workshops, theatrical productions and creative writing competitions to venues across South Dublin and provides a programme that appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to bookworms.

The tenth annual festival runs October 11-17, 2021