All Events

At Swim Three Birds - A Story Of Wild Swimming

At Swim Three Birds - A Story Of Wild Swimming

Tertulia… A Bookshop Like No Other' hosts a short performance of music, art and poetry by the creators of  'At Swim Three Birds" - a story of wild swimming.
Communities in Collaboration

Communities in Collaboration

Clare island’s artistic community and St Patrick’s National School will work alongside writer and dramatist, Horslips drummer Eamonn Carr and poet Kelly Michels to curate a number of island events.
Poetry Pharmacy

Poetry Pharmacy

Inside Westival’s poetry pharmacy, poets and authors will prescribe potions and word remedies for ailing creatives afflicted with writer’s block, lethargy or weak headlines.
Westival Goes Walkabout

Westival Goes Walkabout

A roaming open-mic afternoon with poet and dramatist terry Mcdonagh, who will read stories and poems connected to the unexpected locations he leads you to.
Reluctant Engagement

Reluctant Engagement

A reading and exhibition celebrating the results of a project that explored fragile relationships, poetry, nature, photography and gestural images.
Speaky Slam

Speaky Slam

A night of exciting spoken word performance with wonderful prizes. 
Unpublishable - I’m Fine, Help me

Unpublishable - I’m Fine, Help me

An event for young people, their families, writers and anyone interested in the real challenges that younger people face.
Rare Book Stories

Rare Book Stories

A light-hearted excursion into the surprisingly pulse-quickening pursuit of rare-book collecting.
Open Mic & Poetry Competition

Open Mic & Poetry Competition

A much-loved festival fixture, this Open Mic night draws poets and musicians from all over to perform their work. The highlight of the night is the announcement of the winner of the Westival Annual Poetry Competition 2019.
Early Dinner & Reading - Clew Bay Hotel

Early Dinner & Reading - Clew Bay Hotel

Join writer, journalist and Horslips drummer Eamonn Carr and author and investigative journalist Frank Connolly for an early-bird dinner where they explore Connolly’s novel ‘A Conspiracy of Lies’.
Stinging Fly Seminar

Stinging Fly Seminar

Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer, Stinging Fly editor Seán O’Reilly will explore of the range narrative points of view available to the contemporary writer, discussing the merits and pitfalls of each.
Behind the Scenes at the Harry Potter Movies

Behind the Scenes at the Harry Potter Movies

Head along to Tertulia and let owner (and former Harry Potter special effects technician) Neil Paul take you on a journey behind the scenes at the Harry Potter sets.