Creative Writing Workshops 2015 – ‘Early Bird’ Gift Vouchers Available

Literary Workshop Director, Declan O'Rourke
Declan O’Rourke, Director of 2-day Songwriting Workshop

Join us in the true home of the Creative Writing Workshop this summer and kick-start your creative journey as a writer. Listowel Writers’ Week takes place from 27th May to 31st May 2015.

The New Year brings new beginnings, new opportunities, new challenges and… New Year Resolutions! Perhaps it’s finally time to dust off that half-written novel that’s been lurking in your bottom drawer for too long; or to get started on that short story you’ve always been meaning to write. Maybe you have a great idea for a screenplay or a stage drama but don’t really know how to go about getting it down on paper. Perhaps you’d like to finally get to grips with the technicalities of writing poetry.Voucher Pic

Whatever your area of interest or level of experience is, NOW is the perfect time to put that New Year resolution into practice and book yourself (or a friend) into one of our 2 or 3-day Creative Writing/Literary Workshops. Our ‘early bird’ Gift Vouchers are still available, so why not take the opportunity to purchase one by calling the office on the above number or by emailing for more information.

Our 2-day Weekend Creative Writing Workshops take place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May from 9am to 12.30pm each day and cost €140. They are: Short Fiction with Patricia O’Reilly, Screenwriting with Shane Connaughton and Songwriting with Declan O’Rourke.

Lucy Caldwell
Lucy Caldwell, Director of 3-day Creative Writing Advanced Workshop

Our 3-day Creative Writing Workshops take place on Thursday 28th May, Friday 29th May and Saturday 30th May from 9am – 12.30pm each day and cost €175. They are: Novel Advanced, with international award winning author Alex Preston. Creative Writing Advanced, with international award winning author Lucy Caldwell, who will explore the themes of love, sex and death. Nuala Ní Chonchúir will direct Short Fiction; Martina Devlin, Creative Writing – Getting Started; William Wall, Novel Getting Statred; John McAuliffe, Poetry Getting Started; Peter Fallon, Poetry Advanced; Dr Eibhear Walshe, Memoir & Non-Fiction; Mary Russell, Travel Writing and Jimmy Murphy, Writing for Theatre.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Director of 3-day Short Fiction Workshop

Places on all creative writing workshops are limited to 15 people. For more detailed information on each of the Creative Writing Workshops or to book online, please click here. If you would prefer to book by phone, please call the Listowel Writers’ Week office on 00 353 (0) 68 21074. Alternatively you can send a cheque or postal order, made payable to Listowel Writers’ Week and addressed to 24, The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

We look forward to welcoming you to Listowel for what promises to be another great festival. Don’t forget those important dates: 27th May to 31st May 2015.



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