LISTOWEL WRITERS' WEEK have been in touch to wish Happy 2011 "to all our Friends around the Globe!"

It has been a hectic 2011 so far and yet we are only 20 days in!

Our Literary Workshops have been selling like hot cakes since the 4th January.

However, we do have a limited number of places still available but you will have be to quick to secure a place.
Below are the details of all our Literary Workshops & Directors for 2011

Workshop                                                        Director

Short Fiction                                                  John MacKenna
Creative Writing Getting Started                   Professor Adrian Fazier
Creative Writing Advanced                           David Park
Novel Getting Started                                   Aifric Campbell
Novel Advanced                                           Sean O'Reilly
Popular Fiction                                             Sarah Webb
Poetry Getting Started                                 John Hartley Williams
Poetry Advanced                                          Harry Clifton
Songwriting                                                   Mick Hanly
Freelance Journalism                                    Terry Prone
Writing for Theatre                                      Marina Carr
Writing for Screen                                        Mark O'Halloran
Writing Funny                                             Jeremy Sheldon
Memories into Memoir                               Irene Graham
History Writing - Non Fiction                    Robert Lacey

Workshop Information 
Each three-day Workshop will run from 9.00am – 1.00pm on: Thursday 2nd June, Friday 3rd June and Saturday 4th June 2011. 
Places are limited to 15 per workshop. Workshop Fee:    €175.00 for each three-day workshop.

€30,000 to be won in Prizes!

We have over €30,000 in prizemoney to be won through our literary competitions, so come on, it's time to get creative this January. And because we have just a wide variety of competitions to choose from there is something for everyone in the audience!  The most notable of our prizes is €15,000 for Irish Novel of Year which is sponsored by Kerry Group, but we also have short story, poetry, full length play, tell your story and our most popular competition which is Writing for Youth. NB  Closing Date for receipt of ALL entries is Friday 25th February 2011. 

Finally, don't forget the dates of our festival 1st to 5th June 2011.  Here is sneak preview of who to expect around Listowel during the June Bank Holiday weekend!

Thomas Keneally, Robert McCrum, Alice Sebold, David Sedaris, Cathy Kelly, Michael Holroyd, Kevin Barry, John Lynch, Emily Barr, Gerald Celente, Jackie Kay, Blake Morrison and many many more!

Full details of all the above can be found on our website"