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Six-Word Selfie

Six-Word Selfie

The Six-Word Selfie is a fun pop-up exhibition open to all.
Westival + Clare Island - Communities in Collaboration Project

Westival + Clare Island - Communities in Collaboration Project

Workshops, readings and music by the fire in one of Irelands most beautiful and creative spaces, Clare Island.
Stinging Fly Seminar and Book Launch

Stinging Fly Seminar and Book Launch

Stinging Fly Press editor Declan Meade will give a fascinating talk on getting published and launch Stinging Fly Stories.
‘How to Haiku’ A drop-in clinic with Roberta Beary

‘How to Haiku’ A drop-in clinic with Roberta Beary

Ever wondered about Haiku? Want to write one? Head to this drop-in haiku clinic and try your hand at the traditional Japanese ‘one-breath poem’ composed with seventeen syllables over three lines.
'Wishbone Moon’ - A collection of International Women’s Haiku

'Wishbone Moon’ - A collection of International Women’s Haiku

Join us for the launch of this groundbreaking anthology of haiku by women from six continents.
Fighting Words - Creative Writing Workshop

Fighting Words - Creative Writing Workshop

Flex your writing muscle with the Fighting Words troop!
Flash Mob Fiction

Flash Mob Fiction

Anytime on Friday, Saturday + Sunday. Surprise locations all over Westport FREE Westival witches of words Kate Carty...
Open Mic and Poetry Competition

Open Mic and Poetry Competition

A stalwart of the festival, this Open Mic event draws poets and musicians from all over to perform their work at The Creel at Westport Quay. 
An Evening With Pat McCabe

An Evening With Pat McCabe

A highly entertaining evening of stories and music with one of Ireland’s finest writers (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, Winterwood).
Westival Goes Walkabout

Westival Goes Walkabout

A walking roaming, pop up open mic afternoon with Terry McDonagh in the butcher, bakers & candlestick makers.
Terry McDonagh - Fourth Floor Flat

Terry McDonagh - Fourth Floor Flat

Book launch by the much loved Kiltimagh man, Terry McDonagh.