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.

1st to 5th of JUNE 2016

Listowel Writers' Week 2016 - A Kingdom of Words

Fiction, Philosophy and Football! – some of the themes at this year’s festival.

We are delighted to announce details of our 45th edition, which takes place between 1 – 5th June 2016.

Award-winning Irish and international writers descending on our beautiful heritage town this year include Gerbrand Bakker, Joanne Harris, AC Grayling, Danielle McLaughlin, David Park, Lucy Caldwell, Louis De Berniéres, Anakana Schofield, Patrick De Witt, James Runcie and AL Kennedy.

Also appearing are Pulitzer prize-winning poets Paul Muldoon and Gregory Pardlo, who will be travelling from New York to woo the Listowel audiences with their poetic vision. Other internationals attending are award-winning writers Jean Echenoz from France and Israel’s Savyon Liebrecht.

Tickets for all events are now available for booking through our Box Office and Online.

View our 2016 Festival Programme Here:-

Festival Programme 2016

Booking Office Now Open

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

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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