The National Mentoring Programme is an opportunity for selected writers across the island of Ireland to receive sustained creative and professional mentoring from an established Irish writer of their choosing
This year, Wicklow County Council has committed to support up to three writers from Wicklow.
Applications will open through Submittable on Wednesday 1st February 2023, and will close at midnight on Thursday 2nd March 2023. The opportunity is available to writers of:
- literary fiction
- creative non-fiction
- children’s / YA fiction
Each mentorship consists of four meetings with an experienced writer over a period of approximately 6–8 months. The mentor will read your work in advance of each meeting, and will give feedback and advice at each meeting. They may also provide professional information and advice.
Mentee opportunities are open to writers of any age, race, gender and nationality who are resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. All mentees will avail of the relationship for free. There is no fee for application. The Irish Writers Centre actively encourages applications from writers from diverse social, economic or cultural backgrounds.
Find out more and apply today HERE