- Mia Gallagher - 2009/10
- Seán O'Reilly - September 08 - Current
- Katie Donovan- September 06-May 08
- Peter Sirr- September 05-May 06
- Caitríona O’Reilly
Mia’s debut novel ‘HellFire’ received international critical acclaim and the Irish Tatler Literary Award 2007. It is currently being translated into Italian. Her short stories have been published in Ireland, the UK and the US and have won the START short fiction award as well as being nominated for a Hennessy Award. Mia has also devised and written for the stage and worked as a scriptwriter and script editor for TV, film and digital media.
Starting on Saturday November 28th, IADT and dlr Arts Office are pleased to present iad-T in the Park, a series of literary happenings taking place once a month at the Tea Rooms in the People’s Park. Click here to for information on iad-T in the Park
Sean O'Reilly was born in Derry in 1969 and is the author of the short story collection, Curfew and Other Stories (2000), and the novels, Love and Sleep (2002) and The Swing of Things (2004) and Watermark (2006). Sean has completed residencies with, Fingal City Council, the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry and Dublin City Council.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in partnership with The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and the Arts Council is delighted to announce Katie Donovan as the IADT Writer in Residence (September 2006- May 2007). Katie is a distinguished poet and journalist who has a number of collections published three collections with Bloodaxe Books: “Watermelon Man”, “Entering the Mare” and “Day of the Dead”. She was a journalist with the “Irish Times” for thirteen years. She co-edited two literary anthologies: “Ireland's Women: Writings Past and Present” (with Brendan Kennelly and A. Norman Jeffares) and “Dublines” (with Brendan Kennelly). She is a qualified Amatsu practitioner (a form of Japanese osteopathy). Although she spent her early youth in Co Wexford, Katie has lived in the Dún Laoghaire area for most of her 44 years.
During her residency, which is attached to the Department of Business and Humanities at IADT, Katie will run a creative writing workshop programme for students, invite local writers to give talks and encourage new writers to team up with visual artists for fruitful collaboration. She also hopes to run creative writing workshops in the wider community, with a focus on writing as a therapeutic process. Part of the residency will involve Katie working to complete her fourth collection of poetry.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in partnership with The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT.) and the Arts Council has nominated poet Peter Sirr to hold the post of Writer-in-Residence 2005 beginning at the end of September 2005.
Peter Sirr will hold this position for an eight-month period and will be attached to the Department of Humanities.
He will undertake instructional and consultative activities to enrich the broader cultural development of the Institute and encourage cross-school activity and collaborative opportunities. Peter will hold a high profile in the Arts in the County with the endorsement and status of the residency being mutually beneficial to all parties.
Peter Sirr was born in 1960 and lives in Dublin where, until 2003, he was Director of the Irish Writers' Centre. Now a freelance writer and translator, he is currently editor of Poetry Ireland Review. The Gallery Press has published his poetry collections Marginal Zones (1984), Talk, Talk (1987), Ways of Falling (1991), The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange (1995) and Bring Everything (2000). This year the Gallery Press published Selected Poems simultaneously with a new collection, Nonetheless.
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (I.A.D.T.) inpartnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council has nominated Poet Caitríona O’Reilly to hold the post of Writer-in-Residence 2004 beginning on the 27th September 2004.
Caitríona O’Reilly will hold this position for an eight-month period and will be attached to the Department of Humanities. She will undertake instructional and consultative activities to enrich the broader cultural development of the Institute and encourage cross-school activity and collaborative opportunities. Caitríona will hold a high profile in the Arts in the County with the endorsement and status of the residency being mutually beneficial to all parties. She will be raising awareness of reading, appreciation and writing activities within the Institute and the wider community.
Caitríona O’Reilly was born in 1973 and grew up in Wicklow. She was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where she wrote a doctoral thesis on American poetry. Her first volume of poetry, The Nowhere Birds, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2001. It was short-listed for the 2001 Forward Best First Collection prize and was awarded the 2002 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In 2003 O’Reilly held the Harper-Wood Studentship in English Literature from St. John’s College, Cambridge. She is also a widely published critic. A second collection of poetry is nearing completion.