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! If you missed out on any of the events you can now view each by clicking on the links below.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH

TALES FROM THE KINGDOM

As the opening event of our 2020 festival programme we presented an evening of storytelling, poetry, music and song with the finest of local storytellers, poets, musicians and singers in the Kingdom’s cultural capital. The event was broadcast live through our Facebook page.
This event was part of our Culture Night celebrations.

To view this event click HERE

and go the the videos section of our Facebook page.

Listowel Storytelling Festival

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH

STORY MAKING WORKSHOP

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

To view Part 1 of the workshop click HERE

To view Part 2 of the workshop click HERE

MEET OUR YOUNG TELLERS

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

To view this event click HERE

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.

To view this event click HERE

Maria Gillen, storyteller

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH

MEET OUR FEATURED TELLER

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

To view this event click HERE

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Storytellers Godfrey Coppinger & Maria Gillen enthralled children with stories of myth and enchantment.
This event was not recorded in line with our child protection policy

HEALING HOUR SESSION

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

To view this event click HERE

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

Remember to install the zoom desktop client on your laptop/PC, or the zoom app on your phone ahead of time.

You can do this via this LINK

No experience with using Zoom?
Click this LINK or this LINK for a tutorial.

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!

DONATE HERE

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