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.
31st May to 4th of June 2017
Full Programme of Events will be available very soon.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
It’s Creative Writing Competition time! We have now unveiled details of all our Competitions and Awards for 2017. There is a total prize fund of €40,000 to be won.
Full details on each competition, closing dates, criteria etc can be found HERE.
Creative Writing Competitions 2017
Closing Date 3rd March 2017
Kerry Group Irish Novel of 2017
Prize: €15,000 for a published Novel by an Irish author.
Pigott Poetry Prize
Prize: €5,000 for a published Book of Poetry by an Irish poet.
Nilsson Local Heritage Writing Award
Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award
Prize: €1,000, plus a Professional Reading in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Bryan Mac Mahon Short Story Award
Prize: €2000 for a Short Story
Poetry Collection Award
Prize: €1,500 for the best collection of poetry
Single Poem Award
The National Children’s Literary Festival at Listowel Writers’ Week aims to encourage children of all ages to discover and engage with the world of literature and arts. We aim to present an annual programme of events that are educational, inspiring and accessible to children and their families. (Most importantly we aim to have fun!)