Applications are now being sought for the position of Writer in Residence at UCC 2018/2019

7 Mar 2018

Writer in Residence, University College Cork

1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019

Applications are invited from writers of distinction for the above role, jointly funded by the Arts Council and University College Cork.

The Writer in Residence role is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while giving members of the university community the opportunity to engage with a practicing writer.

The appointment of Writer in Residence is for one year and the successful applicant will be paid a fee of €20,000.

S/he will offer four to six contact hours per week over two semesters, providing workshops and individual consultations. The Writer in Residence will enjoy uninterrupted time to advance his/her own work during the university vacations.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver two public readings during the course of the residency, and to become involved in the fruitful connections forged between Creative Writing programmes in the School of English and the wider writing communities and literary festivals in Cork city.

We welcome applications from writers who work in genres including but not confined to: fiction; poetry; non-fiction; playwriting; digital storytelling.

Please apply by letter or email, outlining your suitability for the role, on or by 27 April 2018, including a C.V. with details of books published. Applicants must have a strong record of high quality publications.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr. Eibhear Walshe, School of English (

Please send applications to

Interviews will be held in Cork on 22 May 2018

English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland