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Writers supporting writers
Adedolapo Tunde-Muraina is a poet who lives in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary.
Donna Leamy is a scientist from Limerick who writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Innocent Iroaganachi is a writer and journalist who lives in Ennis, Co Clare.
Founding member and co-ordinator
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an award winning teacher, researcher and novelist at the University of Limerick where she teaches creative writing.
Author of the award winning Third Pig Detective Agency series, gamer, reader, movie fan, Chelsea FC, Munster Rugby, Kraftwerk, SF.
Noel Harrington's work has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Honest Ulsterman and Southword and broadcast on Sunday Miscellany.
Dan Mooney is a novelist, amateur actor, occasional screenwriter, rugby commentator and air traffic controller from Limerick.
Gráinne O'Brien is a writer, editor and book buyer and seller living in Limerick City.
Sheila Killian is an academic and author based in Limerick. Her first novel, Something Bigger, was published in 2021.
Jackie has a background in copywriting, advertising, clothes design. She works in UL. She is interested in all things artistic, especially crafts, photography & writing and has had contributions placed in local competitions and included in Connect Magazine, IMNDA and The Oghram Stone. She is currently working, (slowly), on a TV Series and a Play.
Geri Maye is a presenter, broadcaster and writer based in Limerick
Vivienne McKechnie holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick. Her debut poetry collection, A Butterfly’s Wing, was published by Arlen House in 2013. Her poem, Letting Go, was published in Windharp, Poems of Ireland since 1916. She has edited two poetry anthologies and is an active member of the Limerick Literary Festival committee.
Kerry Neville has published two collections of short stories and is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the MFA and Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Georgia College and State University.
Hilda is the author of several novels.
Jo Gibney is a writer based in Limerick who was recently long-listed for the Sean Ó Faoiláin International Short Story Competition.
Writepace membership is most suitable for people who: a) Are serious about their creative writing b) Want to practise their writing more regularly and with more support c) Are normally working on a piece of writing aimed for publication d) Are interested in constructive encouragement and feedback on their work in progress
Writepace meetings are generally designed for making real-time progress on current projects, reading and talking about snippets of work (where useful) and some focused chat and advice for members. Added to that mix is the option of peer-mentoring (individually arranged among members and outside of meeting time) and more recently the opportunity to participate in public readings. Membership is free and while places are limited we are now working on developing ways to broaden our reach and to connect with a wider diversity of talented writers who may be interested in joining.
Ever wonder what it's really like to publish your first novel?
BY HILDA MCHUGH
Gráinne O'Brien, member since 2016 explains what Writepace means to her