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The future of literary festivals in Ireland

August 21, 2009 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: preparations

Make no mistake about it, there are people in high places planning to cut public funding for literary festivals.

It’s an issue we have no interest in ignoring. All of us who’ve enjoyed Listowel Writers’ Week better not take it forgranted that LWW2010 will go ahead as before.

It may. I don’t know anything about the financing of LWW09, so I have no idea how dependent it was on public funding.

Right now there are plans to cut everything. If you have any influence, I hope you are using it to ensure LWW10, the 40th, will be the best ever.


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