Listowel Writers' Week Fringe

Blogging Listowel's Literary Scene

People who are helping to blog LWW 2010

May 22, 2010 By: Patrick Stack Category: 2010

Here is a list of additional people who have expressed their willingness to write, take photos & help in some way to blog for Listowel Writers’ Week Fringe in 2010:

Pauline Fayne (poet)

Deirdre Stack-Marques (writer)


@queenofpots : Susan Cloonan

Julianne Mooney (as of Friday 28 May 2010)

There are others too, I don’t want to put them on the list until I’m sure they’re up for it.

The Plan for Blogging #LWW10

May 14, 2010 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: 2010, historical, starting up, video, workshop

This is the news. We are going to blog this Festival – the Listowel Writers’ Week Festival 2010.

From now on there will be fresh content here almost every day. During the Festival, there will be a blogfest – a stream of posts. We intend to do our best to bring you some of the flavour of Writers’ Week – no matter where you are.

This is the 40th year of the Festival. The founders would expect us to share the goodies with the whole world – not simply keep the excitement in Listowel.

Of course, there’s no way to capture the atmosphere of Listowel during Writers’ Week and export it. You need to be in the bars, on the streets, at the workshops soaking it all up. But not everyone can do this. There are people all over the world who can’t travel to Co Kerry Ireland at the start of June. Some can’t afford it. Others are not well enough to make the journey. Others have other commitments. There’s no end to the reasons why most people won’t be in Listowel.

However Listowel can reach out wherever the internet goes. We can write reports and analysis of the proceedings. We can bring you news and gossip. We can put up podcasts – audio recordings (and the technology has made this much easier this year). Even video is coming …

Help us. Please give us a hand. Lend us your time & talent.
We’re about to publish the names of people who’ve volunteered to be in the team that’ll produce this publication. An email, postcard, Tweet, Facebook message – even a phone call will do.

Wouldn’t it be great if each of the literary workshops got someone to report on how it went – the feast of content we’d have for posterity.
How good would it be if we could get each of the tutors to offer us a short piece – in their own individual style?
Posterity matters – the legacy of Listowel Writers’ Week deserves to be honoured. We’ll do our best for you.

Plans for blogging 2010 Festival

March 06, 2010 By: Paul O'Mahony Category: 2010, starting up

On Friday, I met up with Jeremy Gould in Cork. We talked over the options for Listowel Writers’ Week 2010.

We had to consider whether we’d continue this blog for another year? We’re in touch with Patrick Stack of course. The three of us are keen to publish this blog again for the 40th anniverary festival, at the start of June.

We are planning. This means imagining how we’ll do it. Most importantly, how shall we involve others?

We intend to invite others to join us.
We’ll do our best to set up a team of people – so that the workload won’t be too much for anyone. We’re going to draft in invitation – so that people can see whether they’d like to help keep this blog going.

Please get in touch if you’d like to help in any way.

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