Saturday, June 4, 2011

WRITERS WEEK LISTOWEL

Hello from the heart of Listowel, celebrating 40 years of WRITING and discussions by international movers and shakers , and where a plethora of workshops aimed at writers who are both professionally stablished and published, and complete beginners.

The programme is comprehensive, as always, catering for every taste, all put together by the wonderful committee who work voluntarily.

Highlights - depending on those you talk to - were Richard Dawkins discussion with Kevin Myers on natual selection, amongst his many other atheistically favoured subjects. Then there was internationally renowned Gerald Celente who was billed as 'showing the future'. Disappointingly he did little more than 'sound byte' his way through the familiar ground of the wars of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the 9/11 twin towers.
Wonderful Book launches, exhibitions of paintings, theatre - the sold out 'Dear Frankie' documenting Frankie Byrne's iconic radio programme; Julie Feeny's concert, Joseph O'Connor and Philip King reading and musical contributions. Information from www.writersweek.ie

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