Festival Opening Countdown!

The days are getting longer but the countdown is getting shorter!

With under a week to go to our Festival Launch on Wednesday evening 27th May we’re busy in the office and out on the streets making preparations to ensure you enjoy a fantastic festival experience.


As always, during Festival Week, our lovely market town of Listowel will be transformed as Irish and international literary luminaries and stars from the wider arts world descend upon us – and it’s so much fun! If you haven’t experienced Listowel Writers’ Week already, make sure you visit us this year, even if you can only make it for a day.

Graham Norton and Declan O’Rourke are completely SOLD OUT but there are still some tickets available for our many other interviews, lectures, discussions, readings, tours, theatre, film... Book Now 

Sold Out Graham             Declan Sold Out

If you can’t make it for the week, then why not pop in for the day? Day Tickets are selling very well and are excellent value at €40. You can also purchase a Festival Ticket for €120. Additionally, many of our events are FREE such as our famous Morning Walks, book launches, art exhibitions, Poets Corner, Literary Pub Trail, Poetry Without Pints and the New Writers’ Salon.

Festival Ticket 2015                  Daily Ticket 2015

Our teen-focused Operation Education kicks off on Thursday 28th May and includes a conversation with poet Paul Durcan and an appearance by Temper-Mental MissElayneous, who uses hip-hop and spoken word poetry to communicate her mind-blowing message.

Operation Education

Our Creative Writing Workshops are almost full but there are still a few spaces left on selected Workshops. Don’t leave it any later if you want to enjoy a few days of learning in a creative and stimulating environment with like-minded people.

The National Children’s Literary Festival has an awesome programme in store for the younger bookworms this year and features a wide variety of imaginative and interactive Workshops and Readings with some of the best children’s authors, illustrators and performance artists.  One of the treats in store for this year include a ‘White Rabbit Treasure Hunt’ in Listowel Park on Saturday afternoon with some mouth watering prizes from Skelligs Chocolate for the winners. Plus, we have lots and lots of chocolate lollies to give away too! BOOK NOW 

The National Children's Literary Festival

Join us and Let the Magic Begin!

All events can be booked online at www.writersweek.ie or by contacting our Box Office on 068 21074.

We can't wait to see you here!


The Team


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