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.
1st to 5th of JUNE 2016
Creative Writing Competitions Now Open for Submissions: Closing Date 3rd March 2016
“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say”. F. Scott Fitzgerald
It’s now time to enter our Creative Writing Competitions 2016
Why not kick-start your creative journey as a writer and follow in the footsteps of award-winning novelist/short story writer Christine Dwyer Hickey, who launched her successful career by entering our Creative Writing Competitions many years ago – and more recently, emerging young playwright Sadhbh Moriarty, who picked up The Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award 2015.
Speaking about this year’s competitions, our Chairperson Liz Dunn says: “We recognize the determination and commitment of all writers through our annual, international creative writing competitions. The struggle to express one’s creativity through the written word is not an easy one. Once written, those precious words then face adjudication by those who read what has been penned, as their author anxiously awaits the outcome. We encourage you to try and we will laud and rejoice with you in your success.”
We are now accepting submissions online for a number of the competitions. These are: The Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, Duais Foras Na Gaeilge, The Single Poem and the Listowel Writers’ Week Originals Competitions.
Entries for the following competitions should be submitted by post: The Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award, The Irish Post New Writing Competition, The Poetry Collection, The Nilsson Local Heritage Writing Competition, Con Houlihan Young Sports Journalist Award, Kerry County Council Creative Writing Competitions for Youth, Creative Writing for Special Educational Needs and Writing in Prisons Competition.
There is over €40,000 to be won in prizes.
The important bit to remember is:-
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL ENTRIES IS: 3rd MARCH 2016
Click COMPETITIONS above to see full details.
Creative Writing Competitions 2016
Closing Date 3rd March 2016
- It takes courage to present your writing for
- adjudication and it takes nerves of steel to
- await the outcome. We invited you to share
- that journey with us and take part in our
- internationally recognised competitions
- Booking can be made online by clicking the
- Book Now button, however if you prefer to
- book over the phone, please feel free to
- ring us on ( 00 353 ) 68 21074 and we would
- be delighted to take your booking.
- Our Festival Ticket 2016 entitles the bearer
- access to over 30 literary events on
- Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- The 1 Day Festival Ticket entitles the bearer
- access to all literary events on one day.
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 program of events that are educational, inspiring and accessible to children and their families. (Most importantly we aim to have fun!)