MOLI 2022 young writers bursary

MOLI museum, courtesy of UCD website.

Geneva Pattison

The museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI) has just announced an exciting new venture for young writers across the country. The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will be a five day immersive programme for fifteen students from all over Ireland.

The bursary is open to teens aged between 15 and 17 and welcomes applications from those of diverse ethnic backgrounds, people who are disabled, working-class, or in the LGBTQI+ community.

The lucky students who are chosen will be mentored at MOLI, by Colm Keegan, an award winning author and poet from Dublin, through a creative writing project. The students will also get the chance to meet other authors, publishers, literature academics and fellow lovers of the written word while there.

As mentioned on the MOLI site:

“We are not looking for polished, finished pieces of writing, or writers with large amounts of experience. We are interested in hearing about you, your passion and your creativity.”

Accommodation, travel expenses and meals will all be covered by the bursary and the closing date for application is the 14th of March at 10pm.

The programme for successful candidates will take this summer, from the 18th of July to the 22nd of July and will be a blended learning experience with both onsite and online workshops being held.

Visit this link to see the bursary FAQ page:

Visit the link below to apply:

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