Listowel Writers' Week Newsletter
February 2011

Only Two Weeks Left to enter our Literary Competitions

Only Two Weeks Left to be in with a chance of Winning €30,000!

  Closing date for the Listowel Writers’ Week literary competitions is fast approaching. With €30,000 in prizes, 15 competitions to choose from, entries must be in by Friday 25th March.  It's time to get creative!
Competition                                                Prize            Entry/Fee
Bryan Mac Mahon Short Story                  €2,000           €10
Duais Foras Na Gaeilge                               €1,200           €10
Eamon Keane Full Length Play                   €1,000           €20
Writers Week Originals                               €750              €10
Single Poem                                                 €700              €10
Poetry Collection                                        €700 +          €25
“Tell Your Story”                                       €1,000           €10
Kerry County Council Writing for Youth €1,500         FREE  with 6 Categories to Choose From.
Irish Post/Stena Line New Writing Competition Open to UK Residents Only

Literary Workshops

We are currently taking bookings for our Literary Workshops which are fast selling out, Poety Advanced with Harry Clifton and Theatre with Marina Carr are booked out!  So don’t delay too long as places are limited to 15 in each workshop.

If you are interested in the History Writing Workshop with Robert Lacey, please note that we will need to receive a copy of your submission as soon as possible.

Preview of Authors Guesting during the festival!

Finally, we take great pleasure in giving you a sneak preview of who will be appearing at this year’s festival, these include Robert McCrum, Thomas Keneally, John Lynch, Jackie Kay, Gerald Celente, Thomas Lynch, Richard Dawkins, Edward St Aubyn, Jackie Kay, John Connolly, David Sedaris, Alice Sebold, Blake Morrison, Catherine Dunne,  Michael Holroyd, John Lonergan, Kevin Barry, Rita Ann Higgins, Cathy Kelly, Judi Curtin, John Boyne, Dr Robyn Rowland, Mary Swander, Denis Sexton, Ali Sparks and Joe Craig.

Full details of our festival programme will be announced in April 2011!
If you have enquiries regarding Workshops or Competitions for 2011 please do hot hesitate to contact us.
From the Team at Listowel Writers’  Week


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