Clarion Hotel Cork Writer In Residence
For the first time ever, the Clarion Hotel in Cork City has initiated the first ever writer in residence programme by a private company in the city, as it seeks to support the arts sector and encourage writers of all ages through the young best selling author Louise O'Neill. Louise will stay in the Clarion Hotel Cork for a week and use her residency in the Cork City centre hotel to write about her observations about life in the 'Real Capital' as a non-resident taking in the various attractions that Leeside has to offer. The up and coming author will also be imparting her knowledge to two lucky aspiring writers in a special creative writing class in the Clarion Hotels unique 'Egg' in the Hotel's Atrium.
About the Writer In Residence programme
The mission of the Clarion Hotel's writer in residence programme, the first of its kind by a hotel in Ireland, is to advance the arts through the support of both established and up and coming writers.
Ray Kelleher, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Clarion Hotel in Cork City said: “By offering a work space and living quarters in the hotel’s modern architectural space within Cork's historic city centre the Clarion seeks to inspire great writing and provide inspiration in this iconic city centre which is situated right on the historic seafaring Port of Cork on the River Lee. We look forward to supporting Louise and to seeing her in action throughout her residency”.
Best Selling Author Louise O'Neill, Writer In Residence
In a relatively short writing career, West Cork and Clonakilty native Louise O'Neill has just scored a bestselling hit with her debut novel 'Only Ever Yours'. However prior to commencing her writing career the budding author worked in the fashion industry with 'Elle' magazine in New York and this job as well as her experience living in the Big Apple helped inspire the work that became her inspirational debut novel. Already the plaudits have flowed in for 'Only Ever Yours'.
“Louise O’Neill’s remarkable debut novel, Only Ever Yours merits attention and commendation on several levels... brilliantly realised... utterly compelling...”
Robert Dunbar, Irish Times.
“My book of the season for older teens is Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill a stunning YA debut set in a dystopian future that has everyone talking... A dark and devastating tale, this is a must read for older teens and adults alike. It’s also a book that really gets under the skin and, once read, will never be forgotten.”
Sarah Webb, Irish Independent.
“Deep, dark and frighteningly believable. This story will stay with you for a long time.”
Marie-Claire Magazine, as one of their 8 best holiday reads.
“Terrifying but captivating.”
Company Magazine, as one of their 23 awesome summer reads.
“A witty and unsettling story... Hopefully Only Ever Yours will be read widely."