Founded in 1970, the Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate
Founded in 1970, the Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel, County Kerry.
Listowel Writers’ Week was founded in 1970. The annual event is located in Listowel in North Kerry which is the birthplace of many of Ireland’s most prominent writers past and present including Dr. John B. Keane, Dr. Bryan MacMahon, Professor Brendan Kennelly, George Fitzmaurice, Maurice Walsh and Robert Leslie Boland.
The festival runs for 5 days leading up to and including the June bank holiday weekend with a programme of literary events that covers all genres. A key element of the festival is the Creative Writing Workshop Programme, a concept that was first introduced at Writers’ Week in 1971 by Bryan MacMahon. Since then the literary workshops continue to be the most popular in the country, enabling writers at all stages of their careers to develop and enhance their creative and business skills. These workshops quickly fill up, so for those interested you will need to book as soon as you can.
As well as the Workshops there is a busy programme of readings, lectures, forums, tours, book launches, theatre, art exhibitions, music and dance. So therefore, there is bound to be something there for you to enjoy.
For the latest up to date information about the festival and to book tickets for the any of the events or workshops, please visit writersweek.ie. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest information.
If you have any queries about the festival, then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)68 21074.
May 29 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm - June 2 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
24 The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland V31 RD93
Listowel Writers’ WeekTel: +353 (0)68 21074; Email: [email protected] 24 The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland V31 RD93