Writer in Residence Back After ‘Unexpected Break’

Kerry County Council’s Writer in Residence, Máire Holmes is ready to recommencing her work albeit remotely for now.

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

Email and Video Link

This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved immensely popular here a number of years ago, interacting with students and writers all across the county at events, libraries and readings.

The residency will re-commence remotely with Máire working with writers through email and video link.

Returning Via Technology

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

Máire plans one-to-one remote mentoring sessions: “I want to give dedicated writers a performance platform,” she explains.

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

Present Day Poetry, Kerry

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

Máire Holmes will re-commence her residency on July 13th and anyone interested in should watch Kerry Arts Office’s social media for updates, sign up to the Arts Newsletter on the Kerry County Council website or contact the Arts Office on arts@kerrycoco.ie or ring: 066 71 83 541.