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Save the date!

Our 2023 festival will take place from 31st May until 4th June 2023 and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the story of Listowel Writers’ Week, a unique festival that continues to support writers, readers, and audiences in a convivial setting in Listowel.

We’ve just advertised for our first literary curator to programme the backbone events of Writers’ Week 2023.  We are excited to announce this new development as part of our strategy to strengthen the quality of our artistic programming, to broaden and deepen the reach of our festival, and to make sure that our programming reflects the rich diversity and challenging complexity of the world we live in.

As well as strengthening our literary programming, we are going to open up as many pathways as possible for people in all parts of our community and farther afield, to get involved with Writers’ Week as volunteers. We need new people to get involved, and we need to develop the next wave of volunteers, leaders, and activists who will keep Listowel Writers’ Week fresh, dynamic, inclusive, open, and welcoming to all.

To broaden our public engagement, our plans for 2023 will include a new Writers’ Week Volunteering Programme where we will offer a wide range of specific opportunities for people to engage with us and our work.  There will be opportunities across many areas of the Festival including logistics, aspects of event planning & management, artist liaison, transport, meet & greet, introducing guests and events, box-office, runners, and audience feedback.

We aim to make sure that Listowel itself plays an even greater part in this next phase in our growth, as we explore new locations, settings, and angles for our events and encounters. We want to see Listowel Writers’ Week return to the forefront of prestigious literary festivals within these islands.

Writers’ Week 2023 will offer high-quality opportunities for writers, aspiring writers, readers, our local community, and visitors to engage with the world of writing and reading in an inclusive and diverse programme that will be built on artistic quality and imagination.

We deeply appreciate the continuing support of our funders, supporters, donors, and volunteers who make Writers’ Week possible.

Listowel is for everyone, and everyone is welcome!

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The An Post Irish Book Awards 2022 shortlist have been announced!

We are absolutely delighted to announce the poetry shortlist for the Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year 2022, in association with An Post Irish Book Awards. To view the shortlist please click button below.[/vc_column_text][gem_button text=”READ MORE” position=”center” corner=”2″ size=”large” icon_pack=”elegant” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwritersweek.ie%2Fthe-listowel-writers-week-irish-poem-of-the-year-2022-shortlist%2F|title:Irish%20Poem%20of%20the%20year|target:_blank” text_color=”#ffffff” hover_text_color=”#000000″ hover_background_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000000″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1658423655305{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_text_separator title_level=”h1″ title=”JOB OPPORTUNITY” color=”black” border_width=”2″][vc_column_text]


The Board of Listowel Writers’ Week wishes to engage the services of a programme curator, on a contract for services basis, to devise a literary programme of quality, ambition, and diversity for our 2023 festival which takes place from 31.05.2023- 04.06.2023[/vc_column_text][gem_button text=”READ MORE” position=”center” corner=”2″ size=”large” icon_pack=”elegant” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwritersweek.ie%2Fjob-opportunity%2F|title:Irish%20Poem%20of%20the%20year|target:_blank” text_color=”#ffffff” hover_text_color=”#000000″ hover_background_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000000″][gem_divider color=”#000000″ width=”100%” margin_top=”10px” margin_bottom=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” equal_height=”yes” el_disable_desktop=”1″ el_disable_tablet=”1″ el_disable_mobile=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1663254008984{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_text_separator title_level=”h1″ title=”IRISH POEM OF THE YEAR 2022″ color=”black” border_width=”2″][vc_column_text]


Click below to view the details of the Irish Poem of the Year Award competition, and to submit your entry. The closing date for receipt of all entries is 31st August, 2022. For Terms and Conditions Click Here.[/vc_column_text][gem_button text=”SEE MORE” position=”center” corner=”2″ size=”large” icon_pack=”elegant” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwritersweek.ie%2Fthe-listowel-writers-week-irish-poem-of-the-year-2022%2F|title:Irish%20Poem%20of%20the%20year” text_color=”#ffffff” hover_text_color=”#000000″ hover_background_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000000″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1664203892590{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1658423691279{padding-top: -20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

LWW Competition Winners

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