Attention Creative Writers! Listowel Becons!

1st – 5th June in your 2011 diaries. The Kerry town  has been twinned with Downpatrick since 1984. There will be a range of Literary Workshops and Competitions for 2011. Bookings are currently  open and places will be limited to 15 in each workshop so book early to avoid disappointment. There is a fantastic line-up of Workshop Directors including:- Aifric Campbell, Sean O’Reilly, Irene Graham, Adrian Frazier, David Park, John Hartley Williams, Harry Clifton, John MacKenna, Jeremy Sheldon, Mark O’Halloran, Sarah Webb, Mick Hanly, Terry Prone, Marina Carr and Robert Lacey.  They will be directing workshops in Novel, Memoir, Creative Writing, Poetry, Short Fiction, Writing Funny, Writing for Screen, Theatre and Journalism, Popular Fiction. A new addition for 2011 is the History Writing workshop, please note this workshop in particular has a closing date for receipt of stories by 18th February. The diverse range of literary competitions for 2011 has something for every budding writer, and there is over €30,000 in prizes to be won. Please note the Closing Date for receipt of competition entries is Friday 25th February 2011.  So get creative and get writing! A host of well known names will be making an appearance at this year’s festival. These include Robert McCrum, Thomas Keneally, Jackie Kay, Thomas Lynch, Richard Dawkins, John Lynch, David Sedaris, Alice Sebold, Blake Morrison,Catherine Dunne, Michael Holroyd, Kevin Barry, Rita Ann Higgins, Cathy Kelly, Judi Curtin, John Boyne, Dr Robyn Rowland, Mary Swander, Denis Sexton, Ali Sparks and Joe Craig. Check out the website for further details of the festival programme in April 2011: For further details contact: Writers’ Week Ltd, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland. Phone: (+353) 68 21074, Fax: (+353) 68 22893, ]]>