Category Archives: Listowel Writers’ Week

Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Listowel Writers’ Week officially threw open the doors to its 48th festival on Wednesday night. A host of Irish and international poets, playwrights, novelists, short story writers, artists and musicians flocked into Listowel yesterday evening for the 48th opening and awards ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week. Award Winning Poet Award winning US Poet Billy Collins… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Classic Documentary at Writer’s Week By: Marian Harnett The Window in Heaven’s Gable – a documentary on The Classic Cinema, the last of the vintage and independent cinemas in Ireland, will screen in the Classic Cinema itself in Listowel at 8:30pm on this Thursday, May 31st. as part of Writer’s Week. Irish Motor Neuron Research The… Read more…

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

This year, Listowel Writers’ Week will celebrate its 47th annual  festival and it will be held between Wednesday, May 30th and Sunday, June 3rd inclusive. Featuring some of the world’s greatest writers, the festival events span five days and showcase the latest ideas in the arts and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music,… Read more…

Listowel’s Literary Activity Festival for Children to Revel In

Listowel’s Literary Activity Festival for Children to Revel In

The National Children’s Literary Festival is incorporated in Listowel Writers’ Week. This year there’s an imagination tickling programme of events for children and it’s bursting out in various venues throughout the town. Half tired from packing the programme with all the events and from trying to get the lid on it all, Chairperson, Liz Dunn… Read more…

Interested in Writing Songs, Poetry or Comedy?

Interested in Writing Songs, Poetry or Comedy?

Listowel Writers’ Week has a couple of places still available on their popular three-day workshops in conjunction with the festival at the end of this month. For example there’s a songwriting workshop with John Spillane and the man himself explains what it’s all about in his highly inimitable style. No Talk on Theory “At my… Read more…

Kerry Women Writers’ Evening with Mary McEvoy

Kerry Women Writers’ Evening with Mary McEvoy

Kerry Women Writers’ Network is delighted to announce an evening with actress and author, Mary McEvoy. Ms. McEvoy, who is synonymous with the role of Biddy in Glenroe, will be at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Saturday, May 13th at 5pm. Kerry Women Writers’ Network was founded in 2015 to promote women writers and women’s… Read more…

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Listowel Writers’ Week organisers have issued an open invitation to their 46th festival which will be held from May 31st. to June 4th. 2017. They’re thrilled to share the programme with you and we are now open for booking. “There’s a joyful mix of all genres of literature, poetry, comedy, art, theatre and of course… Read more…

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

The organisers of the annual Listowel Writers’ Week are thrilled and delighted to announce that the wonderfully talented John Spillane is due in Listowel to teach a three-day Song Writing Workshop during the festival. John is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer. His music transports listeners; his live performance captivates the audience.… Read more…

Ivy Leaf Ready to Stage its 30th Kerry Drama Festival

Ivy Leaf Ready to Stage its 30th Kerry Drama Festival

Jerome Stack has been the director of the Kerry Drama Festival for the past 30 years. He’s been in the position since the revival of the festival in 1988 after it had lapsed in 1971. There’s no one in a better position than Jerome to realise how privileged local audiences have been with so many… Read more…

Scart Drama Group Back on Friday March 3rd

Scart Drama Group Back on Friday March 3rd

The real story of drama in Scart over the past couple of weeks was the pressure to put on extra nights as the local group’s adaptation of Sharon’s Grave drew housefuls from all quarters. Not for the first time did the work of the late John B.Keane and an able drama group pack a hall… Read more…

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Category Archives: Listowel Writers’ Week

Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Writers’ Week Threw Open Its Doors Last Night

Listowel Writers’ Week officially threw open the doors to its 48th festival on Wednesday night. A host of Irish and international poets, playwrights, novelists, short story writers, artists and musicians flocked into Listowel yesterday evening for the 48th opening and awards ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week. Award Winning Poet Award winning US Poet Billy Collins… Read more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Classic Documentary at Writer’s Week By: Marian Harnett The Window in Heaven’s Gable – a documentary on The Classic Cinema, the last of the vintage and independent cinemas in Ireland, will screen in the Classic Cinema itself in Listowel at 8:30pm on this Thursday, May 31st. as part of Writer’s Week. Irish Motor Neuron Research The… Read more…

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

World’s Greatest Writers to Converge on Listowel

This year, Listowel Writers’ Week will celebrate its 47th annual  festival and it will be held between Wednesday, May 30th and Sunday, June 3rd inclusive. Featuring some of the world’s greatest writers, the festival events span five days and showcase the latest ideas in the arts and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music,… Read more…

Listowel’s Literary Activity Festival for Children to Revel In

Listowel’s Literary Activity Festival for Children to Revel In

The National Children’s Literary Festival is incorporated in Listowel Writers’ Week. This year there’s an imagination tickling programme of events for children and it’s bursting out in various venues throughout the town. Half tired from packing the programme with all the events and from trying to get the lid on it all, Chairperson, Liz Dunn… Read more…

Interested in Writing Songs, Poetry or Comedy?

Interested in Writing Songs, Poetry or Comedy?

Listowel Writers’ Week has a couple of places still available on their popular three-day workshops in conjunction with the festival at the end of this month. For example there’s a songwriting workshop with John Spillane and the man himself explains what it’s all about in his highly inimitable style. No Talk on Theory “At my… Read more…

Kerry Women Writers’ Evening with Mary McEvoy

Kerry Women Writers’ Evening with Mary McEvoy

Kerry Women Writers’ Network is delighted to announce an evening with actress and author, Mary McEvoy. Ms. McEvoy, who is synonymous with the role of Biddy in Glenroe, will be at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Saturday, May 13th at 5pm. Kerry Women Writers’ Network was founded in 2015 to promote women writers and women’s… Read more…

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Listowel Writers’ Week organisers have issued an open invitation to their 46th festival which will be held from May 31st. to June 4th. 2017. They’re thrilled to share the programme with you and we are now open for booking. “There’s a joyful mix of all genres of literature, poetry, comedy, art, theatre and of course… Read more…

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

The organisers of the annual Listowel Writers’ Week are thrilled and delighted to announce that the wonderfully talented John Spillane is due in Listowel to teach a three-day Song Writing Workshop during the festival. John is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer. His music transports listeners; his live performance captivates the audience.… Read more…

Ivy Leaf Ready to Stage its 30th Kerry Drama Festival

Ivy Leaf Ready to Stage its 30th Kerry Drama Festival

Jerome Stack has been the director of the Kerry Drama Festival for the past 30 years. He’s been in the position since the revival of the festival in 1988 after it had lapsed in 1971. There’s no one in a better position than Jerome to realise how privileged local audiences have been with so many… Read more…

Scart Drama Group Back on Friday March 3rd

Scart Drama Group Back on Friday March 3rd

The real story of drama in Scart over the past couple of weeks was the pressure to put on extra nights as the local group’s adaptation of Sharon’s Grave drew housefuls from all quarters. Not for the first time did the work of the late John B.Keane and an able drama group pack a hall… Read more…

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