Aoife Barry

Genres: Irish Writing | Non-Fiction | Workshop

Aoife Barry grew up in Cork and is a Dublin-based freelance journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book Social Capital (HarperCollins Ireland). Her essays and fiction have been published by Banshee journal, ThiWurd, and Visual Verse, and broadcast on Sunday Miscellany. Her bylines include the Sunday Times, the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, the Business Post, The Journal and the Irish Examiner. She features regularly on RTÉ and Today FM. Aoife has received Agility Award Funding from the Arts Council for a novel in progress, and was selected by the Irish Writers Centre for its Evolution Programme 2023. She led a course on ‘Writing For an Online Audience’ for Cultural and Creative Skillnet, ran workshops for Publishing Ireland and Mountains to Sea Festival, as well as undertaking a 10-week teaching internship on University of Galway’s Creative Writing degree.

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