Doolin Writers' Weekend

The Doolin Writers' Weekend takes place annually in January and is an eclectic mix of workshops, readings, music and food and has something for every level of writer from beginners to expert wordsmiths and lovers of literature alike. ‘Doolin has long been associated with the arts, providing inspiration for musicians, painters & writers. Many of the greats spent time in Doolin, including JM Synge, George Bernard Shaw & Dylan Thomas and each spring Hotel Doolin invites the best of Irish writers back west. 

Doolin Writers Festival

Hotel Doolin is delighted to announce Doolin Writers' Competition 2020. This years judges will be June Caldwell Short Story, Jess Traynor Poetry and Dave Lordan will judge the Poetry Film category. There is €3000 in prize money in total, €1000 per category for each winner. The winner in each category will also be invited to attend and read their story at the festival with accommodation and lavish hospitality provided. Full details at www.doolinfestivals.ie   

Meanwhile Hotel Doolin has confirmed the weekend of the 24th-26thJanuary for the 8th Annual Doolin Writers’ Weekend is in association with UL creative Writing. We’ll have workshops, readings, advice from industry insiders, music sessions, open mic and of course wonderful food and hospitality from the Hotel Doolin Team all weekend long. The 2020 programme will be released in the autumn.  A weekend ticket includes entry to all workshops, readings, events and gigs over the weekend.

‘It’s a great opportunity for aspiring writers as well as literary fans and established authors to get together and mix, as Anne Enright, Irelands Laureate of fiction says, “there is no VIP room in Irish Literature,” and this is true also for the Doolin Writers’ Weekend, one of the key aspects of the festival for us is that it has the feel of a community with people joining  us here every year and just picking up where things left off, audiences and artists feeling at one and enjoying the communal spirit of the weekend.’ Donal Minihane- Event Organiser- Hotel Doolin General Manager

‘Doolin has long been associated with the arts, providing inspiration for musicians, painters & writers. Many of the greats spent time in Doolin, including JM Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John & Oliver St. Gogarty. Post-crash Ireland is on the cusp of a new literary boom and we look forward to welcoming a new wave of bold and original writers to Doolin.’ 

2020 Judges

Coming soon

 

For the Competition Terms & Condition Click Here

We are only taking online submissions this year no postal entries will be accepted. Click Here To Submit