William Keohane

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Ormston House is delighted to welcome William Keohane as Writer-in-Residence on the 2022 R&R programme. William is a writer from Limerick. In 2021, he was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, received a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland, and was one of ten poets selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series. His work has appeared in Banshee, Queering the Green, New Irish Writing, and the RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Miscellany. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick.

During his residency, William will be editing and revising chapters of his first creative non-fiction book, reflecting on the concrete and abstract facets of gender transition, told through the metaphor of water. He will also focus on developing his first collection of poems. You can listen to Will read his work at the forthcoming Cúirt Festival, The Sunday Service: Reflections on Loss. You can visit his website at

The R&R Programme (Research & Residency) was established in 2016 to create new opportunities for artists and arts workers. This programme includes the Artist-in-Residence scheme, a long-term commitment to support Limerick-based artists. Ormston House works with each Artist-in-Residence to develop a customised structure suited to their specific interests and needs.

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