DCU Library Creative Writing Competition Awards 2023

This year’s DCU Library Creative Writing Competition Awards will take place in O'Reilly Library at 6pm on Wednesday 31st May 2023. On the night we'll be introducing our ten finalists and announcing the overall winner of the competition. See more information and register to attend below.
O'Reilly Library on DCU's Glasnevin campus

O'Reilly Library on DCU's Glasnevin campus

Join us on the 31st May at 6pm to celebrate the ten shortlisted creative writing entries submitted by members of adult reading and writing schemes across North Dublin. This year's awards ceremony will take place in O’Reilly Library on DCU’s Glasnevin Campus.


View the DCU Glasnevin campus map and the parking arrangements for O'Reilly Library 


The awards night is always a special evening where we recognise the achievements of our ten finalists and their tutors and we celebrate everyone who takes part in the competition. It is one of the highlights of the year for DCU Library staff, who participate in the judging and organisation of the competition.


The audience will get the opportunity to hear the ten shortlisted competition entries, each of which will be introduced by a member of library staff. The overall winner will be announced by our guest speaker on the night, author Sophie White.


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DCU Library Creative Writing Competition finalists in O'Reilly Library 

The Creative Writing Competition has been running in DCU Library since 1999. Read some of the winning competition entries we have received over the years and discover the incredible talent of our local writers. 


Admission to the awards night is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Please register your details below to confirm your attendance.

If you have other family or friends who would like to attend you can enter their names in this box. This means that they will not have to enter their details separately themselves.