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John Broderick Public Survey



John Broderick Public Survey


Have you participated in any of the John Broderick Writers in Residencies?

Perhaps as an audience member at an event or workshop participant?

Sometime during 2018 - 2021? Either in-person or online?


Then if so, Promenade are looking for your feedback in our public survey as part of an independent evaluation, commissioned by the Arts Council and Westmeath County Council.


Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NZ8XHXX


Survey closing date: 30 November, midnight.



Further details


John Broderick was born in Connaught Street, Athlone in 1924. He had 12 novels published, his best known being The Pilgrimage (1961). His bestseller was An Apology for Roses (1973), which sold 30,000 copies in the first week of its publication in 1973. Both these novels, along with The Fugitives and The Flood are all set with Athlone as a backdrop.


Following the novelist John Broderick’s death, he bequeathed his estate to the Arts Council for “the benefit and enhancement of the Arts in Athlone”. In partnership with Westmeath County Council it was agreed to pilot the first three years of investing this bequest through a series of writers’ residences. To date the Arts Council and Westmeath County Council have supported three John Broderick Writers in Residence; Annemarie Ni Churreáin (2018/2019), Martin Dyar (2019/2020) and Keith Payne (2021).


The Arts Council and Westmeath County Council have recently commissioned Kath Gorman and Ciara O’Mahony of Promenade to conduct an independent evaluation of the residency series as well as considerations for the future. We are now inviting anyone to complete a survey if you have participated in and/or been an audience member at an event or workshop with one or more of the John Broderick Writers in Residencies.


Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NZ8XHXX


Survey closing date: 30 November, midnight.


For any queries: Ciara O’Mahony, Project Associate at contact@promenade.ie.