Acclaimed illustrators Olivia Golden, Chris Judge and Olwyn Whelan will sit on a panel to discuss the challenges of sustaining a career as a professional illustrator. Professional and aspiring illustrators are encouraged to attend this public meeting chaired by CBI Director Elaina Ryan as she asks both the panel and the audience what the literature sector can do, in terms of supports, resources, professional development and opportunities to make a career in illustration more sustainable. This is a special illustrators event in a nationwide series touring the country.
Words Ireland is a grouping of seven national literature resources organisations who work collaboratively to provide co-ordinated professional development and resources services to the literature sector. www.wordsireland.ie
Format: panel discussion (50 mins) break (10 mins), followed by a public meeting open to writers in the floor (up to 50 mins)
This event is for illustrators that earn or aspire to earn some or all of their income from writing.
Applying for Literature Bursaries and Grants
Paul Perry will lead a session on how to write standout applications for grants and bursaries – with a focus on Arts Council bursaries and local arts office grants. The session will focus on the art of convincing judging panels that your work is of a high quality, that financial support is necessary, and how to contextualize your work within the wider literary landscape. He will also give an insider’s knowledge of the mindset of judging panels and their processes of selection, offering essential advice and tips throughout. This event is part of the Rolling Sun Book Festival.
Paul Perry is poet, author, translator and artistic director of the Ennis Book Club Festival. He has won the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award and The Listowel Prize for Poetry and has been a James Michener Fellow of Creative Writing at The University of Miami, and a Cambor Fellow of Poetry at The University of Houston. He is the author of five collections of poetry; and together with writer Karen Gillece he is the author (under the penname Karen Perry) of four bestselling thrillers, two of which are currently being adapted for TV and film. He is Creative Writing Fellow at UCD.