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The Young Writers Delegate Programme

27 November, 2020 , 12:00 am 6 December, 2020 , 8:30 pm GMT

Dublin Book Festival are delighted to once again work with the Irish Writers Centre on their Young Writers Delegate Programme. Four writers between the ages of 18 and 26 have been welcomed to the programme by the Irish Writers Centre. The writers will attend a variety of events at Dublin Book Festival and will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences. Acclaimed author Louise O’Neill will lead the writers in a series of workshops as well as providing informal advice and guidance on succeeding in and enjoying life as a writer.

Young Writers Delegates 2020

Sophie Furlong-Tighe

Sophie Furlong Tighe is a poet and theatre student based in Dublin. They are the Editor of Icarus Magazine. Their poetry has been featured at the DU Players Resilience Festival, in Sonder Magazine, Variant Lit, and This Is Not Where I Belong* among others. Their debut zine, LIGHTWEIGHT, was self-published in September 2020. 

Conor Fallon

Conor Fallon is an amateur mathematician and short story writer from Dublin. Having been left isolated over the course of the pandemic, he has turned to writing in a vain attempt to keep his biscuit addiction under control. None of his stories have ever been published to his knowledge; however, he is awaiting rejection letters from several reputable literary journals. He is currently employed at the Crumlin Village Missile Defence Programme (CVMDP), having previously studied Mathematics and English Literature at Trinity College.

Sarah Little

Sarah Little is a writer and award-winning photographer and artist from Fermanagh. She has recently been shortlisted in Penguin publishing’s WriteNow programme with her first fiction novel The Painted Lives. She is a BHS stage 3 Dressage rider and keen volunteer for various local charities. She is working to become an animal-assisted therapist for neurodiverse children whilst studying Art History and Creative Writing with the Open University. 

Seirce Mhac Conghail

Seirce Mhac Conghail is a student of English and Irish at Trinity College. They write regularly for Trinity Film Review and Trinity News, and are the Front of House Manager at DU Players. They write poetry and prose, and have been published in Dodging the Rain, ODD Magazine, Wondrous Real Magazine, and others.  

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