Mayo Arts Service supports literature.
We programme annually to celebrate Poetry Day Ireland. 2020 saw poets Martin Dyar, Alice Kinsella and upcoming poet Sioda Monaghan read their poetry on Mid West Radio.
In recent years we have supported Words the National Mentoring Programme. Successful mentees: 2021 - Edel Burke. 2020 - Anne Walsh Donnelly. 2019 - Mari Maxwell. 2018 – Alice Kinsella.
Over the years, many writers have availed of our Tyrone Guthrie Awards. In 2019, Screenwriter Cian McGarrigle was the recipient of the Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie bursary and writer Gemma Marren was one of the recipients of the Tyrone Guthrie regional bursaries. Keep an eye on our Arts: Funding & Opportunities section for future information on our Tyrone Guthrie regional bursaries.
Literature initiatives are strategically funded by Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council.