Ireland’s oldest writers’ festival will hold its first ever ‘sister’ festival in Los Gatos in the USA in the autumn.
The Californian city, located about half an hour outside San Francisco, has been twinned with Listowel for many years.
In June, a group from Los Gatos attended Writers’ Week to learn more about how the event is organised on this side of the Atlantic.
The inaugural Listowel Writers’ Week festival in Los Gatos will be held in October, featuring guest authors and poets, as well as workshops and other events.
Writers Week spokeswoman Maire Logue says the American festival will be beneficial for both towns: