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Listowel Writers Week 2019

listowel writers week 2019

29/05/2019 to 02/06/2019 All Day

Listowel Venue

Listowel, County Kerry

Already some of the programme for Listowel Writers Week 2019 is published.
Because of the demand for places at seminars, workshops etc is high it is good to know well in advance what’s on.

We will be updating this post frequently as new information becomes available.

Note: Already, in December 2018, much of the accommodation in Listowel is booked out for Listowel Writers Week 2019. If you are planning on staying overnight at any time during that week you are advised to book as soon as possible.

Availability and Booking

Workshops at Listowel Writers Week 2019

There are already quite a few very interesting workshops on the agenda. Here is what we know so far:


Friday 31 May 2019: Masterclass ‘Breaking Bad’ – the core principles of writing drama.
Director: Liz Nugent 
Saturday 1 June 2019: Masterclass ‘Flash Fiction’ – the art of Short Short Fiction.
Director: Kit de Waal
Sunday 2 June 2019: Masterclass, How to Start – start writing the book you’ve thought about.
Director: Elizabeth Day
Sunday 2 June 2019: Masterclass – ‘Poetry With Lemn’ – exploring the art of poetry.
Director: Lemn Sissay


30th May 2019 (3days): Write a Novel – advanced novel course on setting, plotting & editing.
Director: Richard Skinner
30th May 2019 (3days): Memoir – unlock some of the keys to your own individual way of seeing, hearing, sensing and recalling.
Director: Carol Drinkwater
30th May 2019 (3days): Poetry – the love poem, the elegy and the breaking news poem.
Director: Tishani Doshi
30th May 2019 (3days): Advanced Writing – focus on plotting and plot tightening.
Director: Joanna Briscoe
30th May 2019 (3days): Reader to Writer – paying attention to the text, noticing its architecture and form, and observing the intent of the writer at work.
Director:  Neil Hegarty
30th May 2019 (3 days): Short Story – What are the rules for writing short fiction? How do we make and break them? What makes a good story?
Director:  June Caldwell
31st May (2 days): Short Story – How do you write and structure a good short story?
Director:  Eilís Ní Dhuibhne
1st June (2 days): Writing Children’s Books – a detailed overview of the children’s book world.
Director:  Sarah Webb
1st June (2 days): Radio Docs & Podcasts – an insight into how the Documentary On One uses the written word within their radio/audio work.
Directors:  RTÉ Doc on One Team

You can book your place on the above workshops on the Listowel Writers Week Website


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