Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Irish Writers' Centre Open Public Meeting

The Irish Writersw' Centre has been in crisis mode since losing its funding. It's looking from direction from the arts communities.

When: Saturday 27 June at 3:30 p.m.

Where: In the Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

What: To discuss the future Irish Writers' Centre

For the last few weeks the Board of the Irish Writers' Centre has been consulting widely with individual writers and with people interested in literature and the arts generally. It has also been engaged with sister organisations in the literature field. The purpose of this extensive consultation is to ascertain what role, if any, the Irish Writers' Centre should play in the cultural life of the country in the future. At a meeting on the 14 July, the Board will consider all the options and all the recommendations submitted.

If you have any recommendations regarding the future functions, activities, responsibilities, etc, of the Irish Writers' Centre and have not had a chance to submit them already, this open meeting will offer you the opportunity of doing so.


Ger said...

The fundamental question is why the Centre is in crisis-mode. And if anyone tells you it's because of funding cuts ask how the funding was distributed in the first instance.

Emerging Writer said...

I do think it is a contentious issue. I hope that the public meeting is made up of a good cross section of opinion and people who are not afraid to ask difficult questions, or rather questions with difficult answers