National Children’s Literary Festival

The National Children’s Literary Festival, at Listowel Writers’ Week, runs alongside Listowel Writers’ Week and was due to take place May 27th – 31st 2020. This would have been the 9th year of the National Children’s Festival. The Festival had lots of events planned for children and families including: treasure hunts, writing workshops, quizzes, face-painting, pantomimes, street performers, as well as readings from some of the luminaries of children’s literature. Over the past nine years we’ve been joined by lots of wonderful people including Niall Breslin, Philip Ardagh, Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre, Dave Rudden and Sarah Webb.

It is a fantastic family occasion every year, with events full of wonder, imagination and the written word. It’s a real treat!

Unfortunately, the National Children’s Literary Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. We look forward to seeing you again in 2021!

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