Over the last 7 years, the Wexford Literary Festival has evolved into one of the finest Live Literature Festivals in Ireland. It aims to attract national and international writers and
Over the last 7 years, the Wexford Literary Festival has evolved into one of the finest Live Literature Festivals in Ireland. It aims to attract national and international writers and readers and lovers of literature to gather and enjoy its eclectic programme of readings, workshops and awards events. As part of the festival there is a range of unique fringe events including exhibitions, music and drama performances, craft and lots of events for kids as well, all set around the picturesque historic town of Enniscorthy.
Enniscorthy is home to Colm Tóibín, one of Ireland’s most renowned writers. County Wexford’s rich history of other world-renowned writers include John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Anthony Cronin and Billy Roche and recently Carmel Harrington, Shane Dunphy and Paul O’Brien. Other recent acclaimed writers in Wexford include Caroline Busher, John J. Kelly, Paul O’Reilly, Sheila Forsey, Cat Hogan of whom many have been Committee members of the Wexford Literary Festival.
Founded in 2012 as the Focal Festival, with Focal in Irish meaning “Word”, the festival was rebranded as the Wexford Literary Festival in 2014. The Festival commenced its literary Awards programme sponsored by Communty Development, Wexford County Council, to include the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award and most recently the Billy Roche International Short Play Award as well as the Eileen Gray Window Display Award, the Denis Collins Visual Arts Award and the Cursed Murphy Spoken Word Award.
The festival continues to grow each year with the participation of established as well as emerging writers across many genres who inspire and entertain attendees of all ages in a casual friendly way.
For all the latest festival information including booking tickets, please check out the Festival website at wexfordliteraryfestival.com. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest information. If you have any queries then please email [email protected] or call the ticket office on +353 0(53) 923 3000.
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Enniscorthy Library, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland