When: May 29th to June 2nd 2013
Every May international literary figures from around the world gather in Listowel to celebrate the work of new and established writers.
2013 will mark the 42nd year of the festival which takes place in the North Kerry town of Listowel. There will be various events and programmes to cover every aspect of literary including workshops, readings, seminars, lecturers, book launches and competitions.
Last year, Irish president President Michael D Higgins described the festival: : ‘Here in Listowel every year the Nobel Laureate and bestselling author is celebrated, the emerging voice of the poet reading in public for the first time is applauded, the draft novels and stories are discussed and encouraged. Here the writer gets to realise that he is part of a group, part of a family composed of creative individuals interested in and anxious to support each other’s gift and talent.’
Download the schedule here.