The Irish Writers’ Centre has long been a hub of literary activity in Dublin, supporting established and aspiring writers throughout Ireland from its base at the heart of Dublin's cultural quarter. It is a non-profit organisation, aimed at promoting the literature and writers in Ireland.
The Irish Writers' Centre was founded in 1997 and its doors opened to the public in 1991. Since then it has welcomed many award winning writers through its doors, including Nobel, Costa, Man Booker, IMPAC, and Pulitzer Prize winners. It has also served as an important platform for breakthrough talent, with many young writers giving their first public readings here.
Through a diverse programme of creative writing workshops, seminars, lectures and readings, the centre nurtures emerging talent and fosters relationships between writers and their Irish audience. Our creative writing students benefit from the guidance and insight of successful poets, novelists, and short story writers who themselves have been published.
Many writing groups meet at the centre to exchange ideas and develop their writing, and the staff run a monthly book club, where the public are invited to come and be part of our thriving literary community.
Our doors are always open and the centre itself is a peaceful sanctuary for writers to escape the bustling city that rumbles outside. We provide tea, coffee and free internet access to our members and welcome the public to come in and look around our extensive library and art collection.