Friday, February 10, 2012

DLR Writer in Residence Chris Binchy update

dlr Writer-in-Residence

Since his appointment as writer-in-residence, Chris Binchy has been running workshops, meeting local writing groups and holding one-on-one clinics with individual writers to discuss their work.

“From the numbers of people attending the Mountains to Sea festival and the Library Voices series, you know that there’s a very high level of interest in books and literature in the county. But I’ve been amazed at how many people are actively engaged in writing themselves. They’re male and female, young and old, people who have been published in various formats for years and first timers. What comes across when you meet them is how seriously they take their own work, how committed they are to it and how open and enthusiastic they are about discussing it. At a time when there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future of books and publishing, it’s really encouraging to see that.” Chris Binchy.

Over the next couple of months Chris will be running a series of workshops in schools, organising fiction and poetry events as well as a public reading of Ulysses to mark Bloomsday, and will be available to meet local writers to discuss their work. You can contact Chris by email at

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