The Arts Council and Dublin City University are pleased to announce the appointment of poet, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, as Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence for the academic year 2017-2018. The position is funded jointly by the Arts Council and DCU.
The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional writer of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.
Dairena Ní Chinnéide holds a BA in Communication Studies from DCU and the Ard-Dioplóma i Staidéar an Aistriúcháin from NUI Galway. She is a prodigious writer and has published the following collections: Fé Gheasa/Spellbound (Arlen House, 2016), Labhraíonn Fungie - Fungie Speaks (Ponc Press, 2015), Cloithear - Aistear Anama (Coiscéim, 2013), Bleachtaire na Seirce (Coiscéim, 2010), Poll na mBabies (Coiscéim, 2008), Máthair an Fhiaigh/The Raven’s Mother (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2008), An tEachtrannach/Das Fremde/The Stranger (Púca Press, 2008), An Trodaí & Dánta Eile/The Warrior and Other Poems (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2006).
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