Our Logo is a Celtic Triskele symbol that signifies spirit, mind and body and also depicts power, intellect and love. It was originally designed by local artist and teacher the late Tony O’Callaghan

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

Listowel Writers' Week 2016 - A Kingdom of Words

As we bid farewell to Listowel Writers Week 2016, I know how Winnie the Pooh felt when he said ‘How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

The sun shone for us and we were surrounded by kindred spirits of the Arts world from near and far. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships established.  With many a call of ‘See you next year!’ we close the door on this year’s festival and begin the planning and preparations for Listowel Writers Week 2017.

We have new and exciting adventures planned within, and without, of our festival dates and will keep you all informed via our website, e-zines and social media pages.

As always, we welcome suggestions from our audiences and guests so please feel free to contact our Festival managers if you would like to put forward any ideas of your own for inclusion in our Programme for 2017.

If you would like to read our winning entries from our literary competitions, here is the link.

Liz Dunn

Winners 2016

View our 2016 Festival Programme Here:-

Festival Programme

Booking Office Now Closed until Early 2017

The poet Paul Muldoon (Ireland/USA), October 4, 2014.  Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan www.beowulfsheehan.com

Paul Muldoon

Joanne Harris copyright Kyte Photography (3)

Joanne Harris

A C Grayling

A. C. Grayling

AL Kennedy

A L Kennedy

Paula Byrne

Paula Byrne

Gregory and Moya

Gregory Pardlo & Moya Cannon

Creative Writing Workshops 2016 - Booking Now Closed

WW Logo Kids-page-001 (2)

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!)

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