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HILARY COPELAND has been appointed Director of Fighting Words Northern Ireland. She joins from the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, where she was Acting Director. Copeland takes up her new post at the creative writing network for children and young people in Belfast next month. She has worked in literature and arts management since 2008, delivering expertise across business management, strategic planning, creative programming and event delivery for festivals, arts and theatre companies and non-profits in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin.