Wexford Literary Festival


Wexford Literary Festival 2017 runs from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, the heart of Ireland’s South-East.

With a packed programme of special guests, workshops and literary prizes, including the annual Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford Literary Festival is fast becoming one of the highlights of the literary calendar. This year’s line-up of guests and judges includes the acclaimed Alex Barclay, author Donal Ryan (pictured), Shane Hegarty, Andrea Hayes, Shane Dunphy, Echo editor Tom Mooney, Elizabeth Whyte of Wexford Arts Centre and writer Sinéad Moriarty.

Moriarty, who has just published her latest novel The Good Mother and who will be in conversation with Carmel Harrington at the festival, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be taking part in this wonderful festival which has something for everyone – children’s events, literary prizes, workshops and author interviews. I’m very much looking forward to spending an evening in Enniscorthy Castle, drinking gin cocktails from tea cups and talking about writing, books and life with the lovely Carmel Harrington – it sounds like a pretty perfect evening to me.”


Fri 19th May 2017 to Sun 21st May 2017