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.
30th May to 3rd of June 2018
Festival Box Office Is Closed for 2017. Planning for 2018 has now begun!
Listowel Writers’ Week are delighted to announce the Shortlisted poems for this year’s Irish Poem of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Over 100 poems were submitted for this year’s award, the poems were judged completely anonymously by our Adjudicator, Richard Skinner, Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy. Richard said of this year’s adjudication;
‘The poems submitted for the Irish Poem of the Year Award were of a very high standard and thematically incredibly various. Some themes did emerge, however: lots of poems about Irish history, lots about friends or prominent figures who have passed and, weirdly, lots of poems about horses. As ever, it was a pleasure and a privilege to judge this year’s competition.’
Richard now has the difficult task of choosing the overall winner will be announced at the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards on the 28th November in Dublin.