Emer Fallon Announced as Kerry Writer in Residence

West Kerry based poet and fiction writer Emer Fallon has just been announced as the new Kerry County Council Writer in Residence.

The Kerry County Council Arts Office is delighted to announce that Emer Fallon is the new Kerry Writer in Residence.

Emer is a poet and fiction writer living in West Kerry. She has a keen interest in climate and the

environment and these topics feature in her creative work.

Emer would like to explore them further during her residency, as she engages with both new and established writers across the county, through her Writers on the Bus project.

This unique project will highlight the service provided by Local Link Kerry, while aiding writers living along the bus routes, in reducing their carbon footprint, connecting them with each other and

providing them with a platform to share and showcase their work.

Meeting and Chatting

From mid-April, Emer will be hopping on the buses, meeting fellow writers and chatting to them about their writing.

She will provide a series of workshops, exploring themes such as ‘A Sense of Place’, ‘Grounding your Words’, and ‘A Deep Dive into the Weather’, with the aim of creating new work for display on eight of the buses.

Emer is also really looking forward to connecting with individuals and groups of all writing levels and experience throughout her residency.

Advice or Feedback

“I have benefitted so much from the advice and input of other writers, including many past Writers in Residence, so I would love to offer that support to anyone who may be seeking writing advice or feedback,” said Emer.

For further information and to sign up for Writers on the Bus, or for a group, or one-to-one, session with Emer, email her directly at emerwriterinres@gmail.com, or call the Kerry Arts Office on 066 718 3541.

The Kerry Writer in Residence is co-funded by Kerry County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland.

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