Coronavirus Information

Please click for updates on Semester 2.

Learn More

Arnold Thomas Fanning announced as the latest Carlow Writer in Residence

900 News

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the new Carlow Writer-in- Residence, Arnold Thomas Fanning, a short story and memoir writer. The Carlow Writer in Residence Programme is brought to you courtesy of the Arts Office in Carlow County Council in partnership with Carlow College/St Patrick’s, Carlow County Library, and the Arts Council of Ireland. The Writer in Residence programme is in its third year and has seen world class writers work with the local community in Carlow.

Arnold will be delivering two writing courses over the summer through The Writing Room, which continues online every Wednesday from 1.00pm-3.00pm via Zoom. The first eight week course, ‘An Introduction to Writing the Short Story’ is already underway, beginning the 6th of May and finishing on the 24th of June. The second eight week course, an ‘Introduction to Writing the Memoir’ will commence 8th of July and finishes on the 26th of August. Arnold has a very limited number of slots available for those who would like a personal consultation regarding their creative work. The first course is currently underway. The Writing Room is a weekly drop-in writing session where participants are encouraged to explore creative writing in a friendly and supportive environment. If you wish to be added to the list, you can contact Arnold at:

More information on Arnold Thomas Fanning: 

Arnold Thomas Fanning’s short stories, articles, and essays have been published in The Dublin Review, Banshee, The Irish Times, Crazyhorse Magazine, The Phoenix Anthology of New Irish WritinggorseLongreads.comPaper Visual Art Journal Online, The Lonely Crowd, Correspondences: An Anthology to Call for an End to Direct Provision, The Music of What Happens: The Purple House Anthology of New Writing & Empty House: Poetry and Prose on the Climate Crisis & elsewhere. In 2020 he was Arts Council Writer in Residence, NUI Galway. His book,  Mind on Fire: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery was published by Penguin Ireland in 2018 and shortlisted for the Butler Literary Award, The Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, and the Wellcome Book Prize 2019.


Skip to content