Lani O' Hanlon welcomes our new Writer in Residence for 2020 Alison Driscoll


THE TWENTIES are upon us again, a new Twenties that will hopefully be the best decade for women's creativity since a young Molly Keane, Elizabeth Bowen, Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby sat down in the early 1920s to begin their writing careers. We want to celebrate the new moment that is upon us, a TWENTIES moment so brilliantly captured in the novels and conversations of MOLLY KEANE. On February 29th 2020 at The Molly Keane House we will celebrate our new era of creativity and transition. Join us for our reading, Sally Phipps, Thomas McCarthy, Lani O'Hanlon and Virginia Keane, as we remember that genius of the Twenties household, MOLLY KEANE, in dramatic readings, poetry, memoir and living memory. We would love to welcome all of you who have supported our workshops and readings over the past ten years at 7.00 p.m. for the readings and one of Molly's famous cocktails in The Molly Keane House, Dysert, Ardmore, Co. Waterford RSVP mollykeanewritersretreats@gmail.com

Lanterns lit up the steps down to the oasis that is the Molly Keane House

Bursaries 2020

Writing Bursaries awarded for Ardmore Writers Retreat Writing Bursaries awarded for Ardmore Writers Retreat

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council has announced the recipients of bursaries to attend the Molly Keane Writers Retreat in Ardmore, Co. Waterford.

In receipt of full bursaries are John D. Burke, Waterford City and Nicholas Lenane, Lismore. A partial bursary is awarded to Caroline Hennessy, Annestown.

These Waterford writers will be attending the outdoor based three day writing retreat ‘Stories in the Sand’ with Lani O’ Hanlon from 21st to 23rd August 2020. The Arts Office thanks everyone who took the time to make an application and wish the recipients an enjoyable and beneficial writing experience.