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Writer's Fellowship - School of English

Trinity College Dublin
Vacancy Category: 
Contract Type: 
Subject / Area: 
Creative Arts and Design
Languages, Literature and Culture
Vacancy closing date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Comp: 030651

Writer’s Fellowship

Department/Faculty:  School of English, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location:  Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, 21 Westland Row, Trinity College, Dublin 2.

Salary: €15,000 - In addition, the Fellow is provided with accommodation in Trinity College, use of an office in the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing and dining on Commons.  

Closing Date: 12 noon (GMT), Thursday 17th July, 2014.

The Trinity College Writer’s Fellowship is a joint initiative of Trinity’s School of English and the Arts Council of Ireland.  The fellowship was established in 1986 and since then it has been co-funded by the School of English and the Arts Council of Ireland.  Many well known writers have held the Fellowship including: John McGahern (1988), Paul Durcan (1990), Sebastian Barry (1995-1996), Marina Carr (1998-99).  The holder for 2014 was Declan Hughes. 

The Fellowship is tenable at Trinity College for the period of 12th of January 2015 to 30th June 2015.   For the Hilary teaching term (January-April), the Fellow runs a weekly 2-hour writing workshop for students on the Trinity M.Phil. in Creative Writing (Course Director: Professor Gerald Dawe ).  The Fellow is expected to be available for a limited number of hours a week for consultation by students on this course.  The Fellow also runs a workshop, usually meeting one hour a week, during Hilary teaching term for College undergraduates. The Fellow decides how many students to take onto the workshop, and selects them through submitted portfolios.  In April and May, the Fellow runs a workshop for the general public, again the make-up of this is determined by the Fellow. 

Application Instructions: 

Applications should include a cover letter outlining areas of interest, a full CV and the name and contact details of 3 referees (e-mail addresses if possible), and should be addressed to the: 

Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, Professor Gerald Dawe,

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