Seán Rocks is joined by Owen Sheers - Welshman, author, and official poet for the Welsh Rugby Union, Germaine Greer, Lisa Dwann and Gabriel Rosenstock.
Over the next three years the Arthur Guinness Projects will spend up to three million euro on the arts. There will be bursaries ranging from five to fifty thousand euro paid out to twenty projects each year. If you're a struggling artist and you'd like to put your pitch in, you can get all the details from www.arthurguinnessprojects.com
The opening lines from 'Ending It' by Sean Kenny, read by Aaron Monaghan. The story won third prize in the Francis MacManus short story competition and will be broadcast on Wednesday evening as part of a season of the 25 short-listed stories in this year's competition. All the stories will run nightly June 24th at 11.10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.