Writer-in-residence goes virtual

Máire Holmes: Looking forward to virtual meetings with writers

AFTER an unexpected break due to Covid-19 safety measures, Máire Holmes is recommencing her work as Kerry County Council’s writer-in-residence which is a position co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

Her work will re-commence remotely with Máire working with writers through email and video link.

“I am delighted to be returning via technology and I am looking forward to virtual meetings with writers for my residency,” she said.

Máire is planning one-to-one remote mentoring sessions to give dedicatedwriters a performance platform.

“The solo writer is familiar with solitude and yet seeks some way to be heard, by sharing work that is not yet published,” she said.

During the lockdown, Máire was busy co-ordinating and editing an e-book of poems by young people for Cruinniú na nÓg, entitled Present Day Poetry, Kerry.

She will commence her residency on July 13 and anyone interested should contact the Arts Office by email on [email protected] or on 066-7183541.

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