Waterford City & County Council Arts Service is delighted to announce that it is supporting a pilot literary project ‘The Story House’ which will be holding its first outing in March 2015 using Colligan Falls, Dungarvan as a residential base for its five day long quality literary programme.

The Arts Service is are offering two residential bursaries for Waterford applicants worth €595 each, this includes full board, accommodation and literature tuition by experienced and award-winning writers and tutors Julian Gough and Susie Maguire. Their mid-week guest writer will be Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart, The Thing About December), winner of The Guardian First Book Award.

The Story House Ireland is a not-for-profit residential writing centre inspired by The Arvon Foundation. Its aims are to provide real support for developing writers of all ages and backgrounds, complementing the work of existing writing centres. As it grows it will provide a focus for the development in Ireland of a community of writers, teaching opportunities for professional writers, and also work to “ensure anyone can benefit from the transformative power of writing”.

Click link below for application form.

WCCC Story House Application 2015

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