Listowel Writers' Week
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Listowel Writers’ Week has stood the test of time and is regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest literary and arts festivals. Lovers of the written and spoken word can join writers, artists and poets in the beautiful town of Listowel, County Kerry, for five days of talks, walks and performances...
Half a century since its inception, Listowel Writers’ Week continues to draw writers and book-lovers to this beautiful Kerry heritage town on the southwest corner of Ireland, transforming it into the centre of the literary universe. Broadcaster and author, Graham Norton called it “The best literary festival in the world,” and Emma Donoghue, author of Room said “I love the warmth and informality of this wonderful gathering.”
Enjoy talks from renowned authors, take a masterclass in drama or poetry, or tour the Kerry Writers’ Museum. Round off your evenings with trip to the theatre, a film screening or a literary pub crawl to soak up everything on offer in this unique festival.
For people who like books, ideas and a generous dollop of celebrity, the literary festival is a summer fixThe Irish Times
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