The Play It Forward Fellowships are aimed at nurturing and amplifying the talents of writers whose voices and stories have traditionally been underrepresented in Irish literature and publishing. A joint initiative between Skein Press and The Stinging Fly, spearheaded by poet and editor Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, the programme seeks to advance new perspectives in contemporary cultural discourse, and broaden conversations around diversity, inclusion, access and opportunity across the literary landscape.
This pioneering 18-month programme is designed to create pathways for writers to develop, showcase and publish their work and we are delighted to bring their work to you as part of West Cork Literary Festival.
Majed Mujed is unable to attend the festival in person and his reading will be screened as part of the event.
Gonchigkhand Byambaa is a social worker and writer from Mongolia. She is one of the founders of Migrant Women Na hÉireann, which seeks to raise awareness and provide support to...Read More
Sara Chudzik was born in Poland and moved to Limerick when she was 12 years old. She is an NUIG graduate and currently works and lives in Dublin. In her...Read More
Neo Florence Gilson is from Kimberley, South Africa, and currently lives in Ireland. A poet, writer, singer, storyteller, and motivational speaker, she has a passion for influencing youth positively through...Read More
Majed Mujed is an Iraqi poet, born in 1971. Writing in Arabic, his poetry focuses on love as well as being a stranger in a strange land. One of the...Read More
Sarah Fitzgerald is from Offaly. Her blog is a marriage of two of her greatest passions: writing and disability activism. Working primarily in fiction, she feels a responsibility to write...Read More
Mahito Indi Henderson is a Canadian American writer and actor based in Dublin. His work has been published in The Moth, The Echo, The Disposable Stories, The Foundationalist and North...Read More
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