Early Ticket Release for Selected Events
We are delighted to announce an early taster of our 2015 Programme with tickets being released for 6 selected events.
The Box Office will open at 9.00am on Thursday 2nd April 2015
Online at www.writersweek.ie or Tel: 068 21074
The Early Ticket Release Events are:
Irish Fiction Laureate Anne Enright and Listowel Writers’ Week President Colm Tóibín will be in conversation to discuss their latest novels, respectively The Green Road and Nora Webster.
Thursday 28th May at 4.00pm
Award-winning actor, director and writer Alan Cumming, best known for his role in American TV series The Good Wife will discuss his haunting memoirNot My Father’s Son, which tells of the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.
Thursday 28th May at 8.00pm
Boston crime writer and international bestseller Dennis Lehane’s new novel World Gone By is the third in a trilogy. The film version of the middle book Live by Night is being shot this year by Ben Affleck. Dennis is currently adapting the RTE crime series Love/Hate for American audiences.
Friday 29th May at 7.30pm
Middle East correspondent and author Patrick Cockburn will discuss his recent book The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution, which confronts the question of how things have gone so wrong in the Middle East.
Saturday 30th May at 12 Noon
Bafta Award-winning TV host Graham Norton will share his most memorable experiences from his recent memoir The Life and Loves of a He-Devil.
Saturday 30th May at 8.30pm
Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Declan O’Rourke will perform in concert for what promises to be a night to remember. Declan has been described as “a sorcerer of songs, with a Dickensian skill for finding the moment that details some aspect of our humanity.”
Saturday 30th May at 10.30pm
Early booking is advisable for the above events.
Other headlining names at this year's festival include: *Paul Durcan *Neel Mukherjee *Sara Baume *Colin Barrett *Per Petterson *Nick Laird and *Andrew O’Hagan
New this year is a special Yeats Event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winning poet WB Yeats in association with Poetry Ireland.
The enormously popular New Writers’ Salon is returning for its third year and will once again showcase a new tranche of Ireland’s best and most exciting emerging writers of tomorrow.
So, whether you stay with us for the week or visit for a day, the unique festival atmosphere - together with its full and varied programme of readings, interviews, panel discussions, theatre, film club, art, book launches, bus & walking tours, pub trails and children’s festival - will leave you with a lasting impression of the famous Magic that is Listowel Writers’ Week.
The full programme will be announced and available for booking in April.
See you here in May!