We are delighted to present our 2020 festival programme with a variety of events for adults and children all delivered online for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sitting room!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH

7.30 pm: TALES FROM THE KINGDOM

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Listowel Castle, we present an evening of storytelling, poetry, music and song as part of Listowel International Storytelling & Folklore Festival 2020. Celebrate the best of local storytellers, poets, musicians and singers in the Kingdom’s cultural capital.
This event is part of our Culture Night celebrations.

This event will be broadcast live through our Facebook page

Listowel Storytelling Festival

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH

STORY MAKING WORKSHOP
10 am to 1 pm

Directed by storyteller Maria Gillen, the theme of this Story Making Workshop is How stories can encapsulate resilience. Using the six-part story mechanism Maria will show participants how to make use of past resiliencies, how we can connect our current resiliences in this time of Covid, and how we can make an archive of all of this for the future.

2 pm: MEET OUR YOUNG TELLERS

Hosted by local storytelling legend Frances Kennedy, this event showcases the future generation of storytellers from Kerry and beyond.

8 pm: FROM LISTOWEL TO NEWFOUNDLAND

We are delighted to partner with St. John’s Storytelling Festival in Newfoundland to bring you a special concert featuring some of the finest storytellers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Maria Gillen, storyteller

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH

10 am: MEET OUR FEATURED TELLER

Our featured teller Maria Gillen will tell tales of resilience that she has co-created, created, and collected. The session will also make use of what was learned at the Story Making Workshop as examples to participants on how to create a story.

12 noon: CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Storytellers Godfrey Coppinger & Maria Gillen will enthrall children with stories of myth and enchantment.
Suitable for children aged 5 years and over.

3 to 6 pm: HEALING HOUR SESSION

Inspired by the famous ‘Healing Hour’ in John B. Keane’s Bar during Listowel Writers’ Week, Maria Gillen will act as Bean an Tí for an afternoon of storytelling, music and song featuring the best of North Kerry storytellers and artists.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF KERRY WRITERS’ MUSEUM

Abbeyfeale Drama Group present a selection of stories, songs and drama by the great North Kerry writers featured in our Museum including John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon and Maurice Walsh.

Available to view throughout the weekend on our YouTube channel

Thank you for viewing our 2020 festival programme and we look forward to welcoming you to our event.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS

All events on Saturday and Sunday will take place live online via ZOOM.

Tickets for all events can be booked by emailing kerrywritersmuseum@gmail.com
Please include the event title in the subject line.
All events are free of charge

ZOOM

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Kerry Writers’ Museum, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
Tel. 068 22212, email: kerrywritersmuseum@gmail.com

Listowel International Storytelling Festival 2020 is organised by Kerry Writers’ Museum in association with Storytellers of Ireland and St. John’s Storytelling Festival, Newfoundland.

Consider making a donation!

In this unparalleled time of challenge and change, we have moved our storytelling festival online to protect our tellers and audiences. All our events are free to attend.

While we are generously supported by State and Local Authority funding, and as a community not-for-profit organisation our tickets sales are an integral part of how we continue to provide exceptional storytelling and cultural experiences. If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a small donation: €5 – €20 will help us to deliver quality programming . Thank you!

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Supported by:
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under The Small Scale Festivals Scheme 2020,
and Kerry County Council under Regional Festivals Scheme 2020.

Storytellers of Ireland
St. John's Storytelling Festival
Kerry County Council