Category Archives: Listowel Writers’ Week

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 DunnRead 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 myRead 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’sRead 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 courseRead 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 manyRead 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 hallRead more…

€40,000 in Prizes to be Won in Creative Writing Competitions

€40,000 in Prizes to be Won in Creative Writing Competitions

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou. A Listowel Writer’s Week invitation, to sit down, get going and send them what you put on paper, opens with an inspirational quote. It’s from a writer who, as a young, black, American girl joined the Harlem Writers’ Guild inRead more…

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

You may not believe this but bookings are being taken and organisers in Listowel are getting excited about an event scheduled for there next June.  “We are thrilled to reveal that Graham Norton will be joining us once more for Listowel Writers’ Week on Saturday, June 3rd. 2017, with his award-winning debut novel Holding. OurRead more…

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland is a wonderfully illustrated anthology, filled with moving, accessible poems which will delight the general reader as well as the poetry specialist. Its Kerry launch will be held in Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, November 19th. The event will be conducted byRead more…