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Making Magic Happen

Since its inauguration in 1971, Listowel Writers' Week has remained true to the vision of its founders, welcoming poets and writers, musicians and thinkers from around the world for readings, conversation and craic.

This offbeat documentary uncovers the story behind the festivals quiet self-confidence and captures the atmosphere and excitement of the fortieth anniversary Writer's Week in June 2011.


Featuring Neil Jordan, Joseph O'Connor, Rita Ann Higgins, Kevin Barry, Richard Dawkins, Colm Toíbín and Julie Feeney and with archive recordings of John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon.

Making Magic Happen
  • RTÉ One, Tuesday 05 June 2012 10:15pm