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Aspiring writers called for Publishing Day at UL this October 15

Aspiring writers are sought after as Publishing Day makes its way to the University of Limerick this Saturday, October 15 from 10:30am to 4pm. Publishing Day at UL.

The Irish Writers Centre is making every effort to roll out its professional development initiatives nationwide, with a view to reaching and connecting with new audiences, taking their established Publishing Day to Limerick.

The Publishing Day at UL will see the presence of some of the country’s best writers, Donal Ryan, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Editor Brian Langan and Literary Agent Jonathan Williams.

In association with Professor Joseph O’Connor and the University of Limerick, and supported by Words Ireland, this one-day series of seminars is suited to writers of all genres and forms who are seeking to get published. The publication process from conception to completion will be covered and writers will also be offered advice on how to hone their manuscripts before submitting to publishers and agents. Aspiring writers will leave feeling confident and fully equipped to approach industry representatives.

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, author of novels Back to Blackbrick, The Apple Tart of Hope and A Very Good Chance will provide quality advice on editing and redrafting your work.

Brian Langan, an editor at Transworld/Doubleday Ireland with more than 20 years’ experience, will discuss the submission and editorial processes.

Seasoned literary agent Jonathan Williams will present on the role of an agent and comment on the rights business.

Lastly, Donal Ryan, acclaimed novelist and author of the recently published All We Shall Know, will reveal all about his journey from aspiring novelist to published author – in conversation with Amy Herron of the Irish Writers Centre.

The Irish Writers Centre is the national resource centre for Irish literature. This year marks the Centre’s 25 anniversary which is being celebrated through significant projects including A Poet’s Rising and the release of a forthcoming anthology Beyond the Centre with New Island. The Centre supports and promotes writers at all stages of their development, and also welcomes all those interested in literature. It runs a diverse programme of writing courses and workshops led by established writers across a range of forms and genres, including screen-writing, memoir, poetry, playwriting, short-stories and the novel. Publishing Day at UL.

In addition, the Centre offers a variety of seminars, lectures, events and readings all related to the art of writing and has welcomed many award-winning writers through its doors, including Nobel, Costa, Man Booker and IMPAC winners. Publishing Day at UL.

Tickets are priced at €30/€25 and should be purchased as soon as possible here to avoid disappointment.

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