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Listowel Writers' Week
Listowel, Co. Kerry
31 May - 4 June 2023
Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival, where writers, artists and poets gather in the beautiful heritage town Listowel, County Kerry. They promote the writing of all genres and create an environment in which literature can be appreciated.

Each June bank holiday weekend, some of the most distinguished names in contemporary literature join travelling storytellers, experimental poets, local songwriters, cutting-edge novelists, and readers from all corners of the globe – for five days, to create a literary mecca in the heart of Listowel.

Founded in 1970, with the first festival taking place in 1971, the dream of Listowel Writers’ Week was a simple but daring one; to transform a beautiful Kerry heritage town into a literary universe, and make it a literary haven where writers and book-lovers from all corners of the globe can gravitate to, for a celebration of literature, cultural experiences and inspiration.

Event details

Kerry Literacy and Cultural Centre


31 May - 4 June 2023


Start 20:00



Contact details
Kerry Literacy and Cultual Centre, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, V31 RD93, Ireland
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