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XBorders Refuge: 2020 Showcase


Date: Sunday March 29th
Venue: dlr LexIcon Project Room, Level 3
Time: 1:30pm
Cost: €15 / €12
Age: Adult


XBorders is a cross-border project from the Irish Writers Centre that brings emerging writers together to explore and write about selected themes through fiction or non-fiction. The XBorders Refuge programme engages writers to develop artistic responses to pressing social and political issues, with practical supports for writers through mentoring, editing, peer learning and expert-led seminars. This spring 12 shortlisted writers were challenged to create a new piece of writing within a condensed 3 month learning and development period. This event showcases the work of the writers supported by the Irish Writers Centre, and their mentors, writer Maria McManus and editor of Blackstaff Press Patsy Horton.


This programme is presented by the Irish Writers Centre and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.