Join us to celebrate the 50th Listowel Writers Week festival


Listowel Writers’ Week is an internationally acclaimed literary festival where writers, artists and poets gather in the beautiful heritage town of Listowel, Co. Kerry. We promote writing and all its genres throughout the literary community, and create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible audience and where writers and readers celebrate the written word, together.

Among those you know who have flocked to Listowel to read their works are Nobel Laureates JM Coetzee, Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro. Booker Winners Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle, John Banville, Howard Jacobson and most recently 2019 PEN Prize Winner Lemn Sissay MBE. Popular writers such as Graham Norton, Alan Cumming, Germaine Greer, Douglas Kennedy, Audrey Niffenegger, Patrick deWitt, Emma Dabiri, John Boyne, Alice Sebold & David Sedaris are just some of the fantastic writers we have welcomed over the years.

So, whether you plan to nestle into the hearth of John B Keane’s pub for a reading, take a journey into the rich culture of scenic North Kerry in the Seanchaí Centre or sit back and enjoy the musings of internationally acclaimed writers in the Listowel Arms Hotel; be sure to join us as we celebrate our 50th Listowel Writers’ Week festival.

Listowel, where stories begin.

“Listowel Writers’ Week is serious about literature. Everyone who comes here knows how much literature enriches our lives” – Colm Tóibín

  • Special rates for groups and senior citizens
  • All events within in short walking distance
  • Free car parking throughout the festival





For the full programme of events see or call 06821074


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