WELCOME

Welcome to Listowel Writers’ Week, Ireland’s longest running literary and arts festival where writers, artists and poets gather  in our beautiful Kerry heritage town of Listowel in Co Kerry.  Founded in 1970, the dream of Listowel Writers’ Week was a simple but daring one: transform a beautiful Kerry heritage town into a centre of the literary universe. Make it somewhere writers and book-lovers from all corners can gravitate to for a celebration of literature and imagination.

Check out our wonderful array of  Creative Writing Workshop Programme for 2019  and also Festival Tickets for the week or daily are available to buy now.

Download a copy of our 2019 Festival Programme HERE

Festival Programme 2019

THURSDAY
30TH MAY 2019
FRIDAY
31ST MAY 2019
SATURDAY
1ST JUNE 2019
SUNDAY
2nd JUNE 2019

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

Check out our Creative Writing Workshops for 2019. We have wide range to choose from 3 Day, 2 Day and Masterclasses..

2 June 2019
9am to 12.30pm 
How to Start

Director: Elizabeth Day

Masterclass
29, 30 May & 1 June
9am – 12.30pm

Writing a Novel

Director:  Richard Skinner

3 Days
31 May & 1 June
9am – 12.30pm
The Short Story

Director: Eilís Ní Dhuibhne

2 Days
29, 30 May & 1 June
9am – 12.30pm
Memoir

Director:  Carol Drinkwater 

3 Days

Childrens Programme 2019

THURSDAY
30TH MAY 2019
FRIDAY
31ST MAY 2019
SATURDAY
1ST JUNE 2019
SUNDAY
2ND JUNE 2019

WHAT WRITERS SAY ABOUT US

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“It was on of the best experiences at a book festival, the people and the town made it for me.”

Alan Cumming

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“All year round in Listowel, the tireless organisers of Listowel Writers’ Week meet to create magic.”

Colm Tóibín

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“I’ve been to many writing festivals since then but none as warm; or as mad!”

Roddy Doyle

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