At The RCC
The RCC works with a range of writers, poets and spoken word artists in the production of both live events and printed material.
The Pig’s Back (named after Donegal’s Muckish mountain and the phrase ar mhuin na muice, to be in luck) is the RCC’s literary prose journal which aims to bring the rest of Ireland – and in turn, the world – to the north-west.
For a long time, the literature and arts of Ireland have had their centre in Dublin, drawing talent from the rest of Ireland to seek opportunities there.
The RCC wantS to challenge that tide by giving local writers the opportunity to further their careers by being published, taking part in workshops and events, as well as inviting writers from all over Ireland and abroad to share their work in Donegal.
The Pig’s Back will seek to publish the best new and established writers in and from Ireland. There will be a focus on diversity and inclusivity: For each issue a panel of professional writers will be engaged to ensure that everything published adheres to the RCC’s high standards of both quality and ethics.
Each issue will be produced and printed in Donegal, with a focus on design, as well as content.