Listowel Writers’ Week 2020 Covid-19 Information Update – Updated 25.03.2020

We, at Listowel Writers’ Week, deeply regret that our 2020 Festival (27th-31stMay) and The National Children’s Literary Festival are cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic.

We are saddened to have to cancel our annual literary gathering of Listowel Writers’ Week until 2021. However, the health and safety of everyone and full compliance with Government guidelines must take priority over all else. We will be working hard during this time of uncertainty and isolation, continuing to engender and maintain our spirit of literary friendship.

Refunds on all tickets are available; alternatively, if you wish, we will offer you a credit note in lieu of your ticket/tickets which may be redeemed for Listowel Writers’ Week 2021. All those who have already purchased tickets and those who have purchased workshop places will be contacted to refund ticket value. Should you have any queries we can be contacted on 00353 (0)68 21074 or email or

Please contact Norella Moriarty on 00353 (0)87 6796384 or email if you have pre-booked accommodation for the festival.

You can find the latest HSE Covid-19 advisory here