Wexford Literary Festival

Connect – Inspire – Inform

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. OUR LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS & JUDGES INCLUDES: DONAL RYAN, SINEAD MORIARTY, BIBI BASKIN, CARMEL HARRINGTON, ALEX BARCLAY, MADELEINE KEANE, SHANE HEGARTY, ANDREA HAYES, SHANE DUNPHY AND MANY MORE ...  

Wexford Literary Festival Awards 2017

- ONE-ACT PLAY COMPETITION - COLM TÓIBÍN INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD - CHILDREN’S BOOK TRAILER AWARD - INTERNATIONAL POETRY AWARD With thanks to our sponsors: Wexford County Council, Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Byrnes Bookstores, Baker Tilly Hughes Blake, Kinsella Fish, and Zaeire Artisan Chocolates

Wexford Literary Festival One-Act Play Competition Shortlist

Wexford Literary Festival is delighted to announced that the shortlist for the Wexford Literary Festival One-Act Play Competition 2017 is as follows:


  • Isherholz Calls by Kay Philips

  • Pitchfork by Kelby Guilfoyle

  • One Solitary Line by Neil Walden

  • Chop by Nicola Cassidy

Poetry Award named in honour of Anthony Cronin

We are delighted to announce that the Wexford Literary Festival International Poetry Award has been renamed, to honor one of Wexford’s great literary talents. From immediate effect, the award is now called: ANTHONY CRONIN INTERNATIONAL POETRY AWARD   Anthony Cronin was a poet, novelist, biographer and critic. He was among …

Happy World Book Day

Today is World Book Day! A chance to celebrate books and the wonderful worlds they allow us to conquer. At WexLitFest HQ we thought today was the perfect day to run a giveaway to win two tickets to attend our Saturday 20th May workshops! So head over to our twitter …

Programme of Events

Friday 19 May Children’s Book Trailer Award Enniscorthy Library, 4pm Ceremony to showcase shortlisted entries and announce our award winners. Judges – Eileen Morrissey, Caroline Busher Free Event   Friday 19 May Wexford Literary Festival One Act Play Award, Presentation Arts Centre, 8pm Shortlisted plays will be performed by Enniscorthy …

Meet the Speakers & Judges

Madeleine Keane is a writer, the Literary Editor of the Sunday Independent and an award-winning travel journalist. Sunday Independent & Irish Times Bestseller, Carmel Harrington is an award winning author from Co. Wexford, translated into eight languages. The Things I Should Have Told You (HarperCollins) was shortlisted for a 2016 BGE …