Doolin Writers Weekend 2014

The 2nd Doolin Writers Weekend will take place on March 28th 2014. Hosted and organised by our neighbours at hotel Doolin, this doolin writers weekend is a great event for the area and it will attract a big audience.

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The Doolin Writer’s Weekend takes place this year at Hotel Doolin from the 28th-30th March 2014.

Hotel Doolin in association with The Irish Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the DOOLIN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2014. There is a prize fund of €1,000 for first place and second/third of €600/€400. Entries can be on any theme and should be no longer than 3,000 words. The fee is €10 and closing date for entries is Monday 3rd March at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the Doolin Writer’s Weekend on28th – 30th March 2014.

Anthony Glavin is this year’s judge. Editor of “New Irish Writing” in the Irish Press from 1986-88, and a commissioning editor with New Island Books from 1994-2004, Anthony Glavin has published two story collections, One for Sorrow and The Draughtsman and The Unicorn. His stories have also appeared in many Irish, UK and US anthologies, including Phoenix Irish Short StoriesBest Irish Short StoriesShort Story InternationalNew Dubliners: Stories to Celebrate 100 Years of Joyce’s Dubliners, The Faber Book of Irish Short Stories 2006/7, and New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2011). He is also the author of a critically acclaimed novel,Nighthawk Alley.

Following on from the success of the inaugural Doolin Writers’ Weekend, The 2nd Annual Doolin Writers weekend will take place on the weekend of the 28th-30th March 2014. The weekend will consist of workshops in short story writing, poetry and novel writing, lectures and readings by some of Ireland’s leading writers, as well as some great traditional music and theatre It is a great opportunity for aspiring writers as well as literary fans & published authors to get together and celebrate everything that is good about Irish Literature. Many artists and writers spent time in Doolin, including J.M. Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John and Oliver St. John Gogarty. This spring we look forward to welcoming back some of Ireland’s best writers for what we hope will become an annual literary event in North Clare.

The winning entries will feature on the Irish Writers’ website and the story placed first will also appear in print in The winning entries will feature on the Irish Writers’ website and the story placed first will also appear in print in The Clare People.

For further details, to download an entry form or to enter online visit:

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