Literary Competitions


We are currently working on our 2015 Competitions and details will be available soon.

For over forty years, Listowel Writers’ Week has hosted competitions for all levels of writers. The visionaries who founded the festival recognised the need to provide encouragement and support for the struggling and the successful. Each year, the winners of our competitions receive a suitable award for their creativity and dedication. However, to use what has become a cliché, everyone who enters our competitions is already a winner. The book has been written, the poem composed, the essay formed, the spark of creativity fanned. From this spark, the possibilities are beyond measure. Entering a competition at Listowel Writers’ Week is a confidence-building exercise, a vote of  belief in your own ability and a statement that you have set your spirits free! To use another cliché, today is the first day of the rest of your life so use it to begin your journey to creativity. You may have written extensively already, you may be feeling the first literary stirrings in your imagination, why not share them with us at Listowel Writers’ Week.   Seán Lyons – Chairman




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