Category - Talk
Date - Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:30 am

Workshop ‘Applying for Literature Bursaries and Grants’

With Paul Perry

Westport Town Hall Theatre


FREE (booking recommended – LIMITED PLACES)

Paul Perry will lead a session on how to write standout applications for grants and bursaries – with a focus on Arts Council bursaries and local arts office grants. The session will focus on the art of convincing judging panels that your work is of a high quality, that financial support is necessary, and how to contextualize your work within the wider literary landscape. He will also give an insider’s knowledge of the mindset of judging panels and their processes of selection, offering essential advice and tips throughout.

Paul Perry is poet, author, translator and artistic director of the Ennis Book Club Festival. He has won the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award and The Listowel Prize for Poetry and has been a James Michener Fellow of Creative Writing at The University of Miami, and a Cambor Fellow of Poetry at The University of Houston. He is the author of five collections of poetry; and together with writer Karen Gillece he is the author (under the penname Karen Perry) of four bestselling thrillers, two of which are currently being adapted for TV and film. He is Creative Writing Fellow at UCD.