Joe Simpson B.F.T.A winner invited to speak in Listowel.

Committee organizers of writer`s week in Listowel have extended an invitation to Joe Simpson, a recent B.F.T.A winner to speak at the annual literary event. Mr Simpson`s book on his experiences climbing the Andes in the mid eighties recently won Best British Film of the Year award at the B.A.F.T.A.SIf Mr Simpson attends the event it`s understood he will be speaking at a number of workshops, which is now a central part of the festival. Organizers are hopeful the former mountain climber will attend the week long event as his mother hails from the north Kerry town.