Born in 1981 in Dublin/Ireland.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin currently lives in Dublin. She grew up in the North-West of Ireland speaking Irish. In 2001, she graduated from Dublin City University with a BA in Communication Studies. In 2011 she graduated from The Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin with an M.Phil in Creative Writing. She has attended The Poet’s House, Donegal/Ireland (affiliated with Lancaster University, UK) and completed residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan/Ireland.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin has previously worked in the charity sector and in the field of Creative Arts Therapies. She has a keen interest in community arts and in 2010, she co-founded the Upstart Arts Collective to promote the value of creativity to Irish society. Her work has been published in Ireland and abroad. Some of the major publications in which her poems have appeared are: Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Shop Poetry Magazine, The London Magazine, Agenda Magazine and the Morning Star Newspaper.
In 2012, Annemarie was named »New Young Broadsheet Poet« by Agenda Magazine (UK). In 2013, she was selected to read as part of the Emerging Writers Series at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, and as part of the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series at the Irish Writers Centre. She also received a 2013 Arts Council (Ireland) Literature Bursary. In 2014 Annemarie has recently been awarded residencies by The Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill/Ireland and the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre Kerry/Ireland. In September 2014, she will take up the Writer-in-Residence position at The Jack Kerouac House, Orlando, FL/USA.
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