Interview with Sarah Bannon: Head of Literature at the Arts Council (Ireland)

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Sarah Bannon, Head of Literature at the Arts Council. (Ireland).  Sarah’s role is diverse and includes working with and helping to fund a variety of literature organisations and festivals and also assessing grants for individual writers under the Literature Bursary Awards Scheme. She is also active in creating policy and finding strategic ways to further the literary arts. She gave me tips for Irish writers who are interested in applying for the literature bursaries and described the activities of the Arts Council over the years as well as reflecting on the literary landscape in Ireland at the moment.

You can read the full interview here on Writing.ie, the brilliant Irish writing website which provides fantastic advice in it’s Writer’s Toolbox, submission opportunities and constantly interesting features on writing and writers. Enjoy!

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