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
Graham Norton Returns to Listowel Writers Week 2017
Graham had a terrific reception here in 2015 for ‘An Evening with Graham Norton’. Tickets sold like the proverbial hotcakes, with the 850 seater venue selling out within hours. We are expecting the same again this year, so make sure you BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment.
With his characteristic wry and wicked humour, Graham will be introducing the Listowel audience to his darkly comic and profoundly sad debut novel, Holding, winner of this year’s Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2016.
A skilled storyteller, Graham weaves black humour and emotional intelligence to create a compelling and gripping narrative. Taut and perfectly paced, his characters’ secrets, dreams and heartbreaks come fully to life.
So, keep Saturday 3rd June 2017 free in your new shiny diaries!
Tickets for the event are €30 + €3 Booking Fee and will go on sale this
This Event is now SOLD OUT!
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!)