Christmas is upon us, the party season has started and you know what that means don’t you? Yes, New Year resolutions are just around the corner! Is it now finally time to dust off that half-written novel that’s been lurking at the bottom of your wardrobe for too long? Maybe time to get started on that short story you’ve always been meaning to write? Or perhaps to finally get to grips with the technicalities of poetry writing? Why not make your New Year resolution now and book one of our two or three-day Literary Workshops? As always, we have plenty to choose from, regardless of where you are on your writing journey. Listowel Writers’ Week takes place from 27th May – 31st May 2015.
Our Literary Workshops are now available to book online and we have a very exciting line-up indeed. Headlining this year’s workshop programme is international award winning author
Alex Preston who will teach everything you need to know about writing a novel for the advanced writer. Another international award winning author Lucy Caldwell will explore the themes of love, sex and death in Creative Writing Advanced. Nuala Ní Chonchuir will direct Short Fiction; Martina Devlin, Creative Writing – Getting Started; William Wall, Novel Getting Started;
John McAuliffe, Poetry Getting Started; Peter Fallon, Poetry Advanced; Dr Eibhear Walshe, Non-Fiction & Memoir; Mary Russell, Travel Writing and Jimmy Murphy, Writing for Theatre. We always take on-board and act on visitor feedback, so in 2015, in addition to our range of very popular three-day workshops above, we have introduced 3 two-day weekend workshops. We have Short Fiction by Patricia O’Reilly, Screenwriting by Shane Connaughton and Songwriting by Declan O’Rourke. These will take place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May.
Meanwhile, take a look look at what some of our visitors, guest authors and workshop participants had to say about last year’s festival: “… blown away by the Listowel Writers’ Week experience. It was so good again this year. I really am in awe of how you do it year after year.” Margot Walsh “Many thanks for a terrific week. I think it was one of the best ever and I’ve been attending since 1989.” Brian Ó Tiomáin “A huge pleasure to take part in Listowel, as ever. I always feel at home
here at Listowel Writers’ Week.” Joseph O’Connor, Author “That was a superb festival, really stitched in to the local community and as warm-spirited as any I’ve attended.” Jim Crace, Author “I’ve always heard there is nowhere to match the Listowel Festival – now I know the truth of it.” Martina Devlin, Workshop Director “The festival was fantastic. I didn’t think there was so much to do. Next year we’re going to take our holiday in Listowel and rent a house for the week. People are so friendly. I couldn’t walk more than 20 feet without having a chat with someone. It really shows not only the creative essence that exists in our land, but also the wonder that Listowel has to offer.” Woody Cane
Christmas Gift Voucher Why not take this opportunity to purchase an ‘early bird’ Christmas Gift Voucher for either a workshop or festival event? Call the office on 00353 (0) 68 21074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.