Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel County Kerry.
The town of Listowel is renowned as a literary hub. The five day festival has been running for almost forty years and each year produces a diversity which continues to inspire an eclectic blend of visitors and contributors. The festival attracts acclaimed authors, poets, journalists, artists, singers and storytellers. There are also treats in store for children with award-winning writers, children's workshops, fun with music and stories. Readings, interviews, workshops, drama, music, poetry slams, exhibitions all combine and the result is often deemed Ireland's premier literary festival.
When? 31st May to 4th June 2017
Where? Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland
Who? Graham Norton, Margaret Drabble, Donal Ryan, Akhil Sharma, Sigrid Rausin, Chris Cleave, Helen Lederer, Ian McPherson, Liz Nugent, William Ryan, David Szalay, Alan McMonagle, Fergal Keane, Mary Kenny, Colm Toibin, Richard Skinner, Jess Kidd, Arja Kajermo, Ethel Rohan, Ruth Gilligan, MJ Hyland.
Festival Website? http://www.writersweek.ie
Festival Chair? Liz Dunn
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