Going Live with Online Festival Booking!

Listowel Writers’ Week is pleased to tell you about our new online booking system. It will go live over the next week and will be greatly beneficial to all our festival goers.


You now have the freedom to browse our full programme at your leisure and have immediate assurance – in real time – of what events are available.


You are free to plan your reservations at any time, with the minimum of fuss.

At the touch of a button

Confirmation of your booking is immediately available for you to save or print out – at the touch of a button.

 2013 festival dates are 29th May – 2nd June 2013

If you prefer, you can of course still book in the traditional way, in person at Listowel Writers’ Week, Box Office, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry or by phone +353 (0) 68 21074.



 We will be launching our festival programme on Wednesday 17th April, when we will also be announcing the 5 shortlisted authors for our Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2013, so watch this space!

 Literary Workshops

Don’t forget, our extensive range of Literary Workshops are also available to book online.  We’re offering a total of fourteen 3-day Workshops this year covering all genres from Creative Writing, Novel Writing, Poetry, Songwriting, Travel Writing, Freelance Journalism, Writing for Theatre, Writing for Screen, Non-Fiction & Memoir, Writing a Play for Radio, Writing Fiction for Teens to Literary, Film/TV and Music Criticism. 

Regardless of your level of expertise or particular area of interest, there’s definitely a Workshop to suit your needs.

Below is a full listing of our Literary Workshops for 2013

Novel Getting Started with Catherine Dunne    SOLD OUT!

Novel Advanced with Eoin McNamee

Creative Writing Getting Started with Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Creative Writing Advanced with Carlo Gébler

Poetry Getting Started with Mark Granier

Poetry Advanced with Paul Perry

Short Fiction with Evelyn Conlon

Songwriting with Mickey MacConnell

Travel Writing with Manchán Magan

Freelance Journalism with Sinéad Gleeson

Writing for Theatre with Bernard Farrell

Writing for Screen with Conor McDermottroe

Non Fiction & Memoir with Molly McCloskey       SOLD OUT!

Writing a Play for Radio with Julian Gough

Adult Workshop on Writing Fiction for Teens with Siobhán Parkinson

Everyone’s A Critic with John Boland

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