OPEN CALL: Discovery Writers’ Residency

Ailbhe Darcy

If you’re based in Dublin, consider applying for this day-long creative writing residency with Discovery Gospel Choir on Sunday 23rd June.

The residency will be based around a free writing workshop facilitated by writer and performer Dave Lordan and will focus on the history and diverse communities of the north east inner city of Dublin.

Lordan has been described as Ireland’s most vital and courageous poet, and a performer of electrifying intensity. Lordan provides a portal to the inspirational power of the spoken and written word, and is currently one of Ireland’s leading educators in creative writing.

As part of the residency, you’ll meet people from the area, engage with already-existing art and learn about local history. You’ll be encouraged to think about the parallels and links between the experiences of old and new communities: for example, the Magdalene laundries and Direct Provision, and asylum seekers and longer-standing Dubs…

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