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Sunday
8 July

2012

Antiquarian Book Fair - {performance_subtitle}

Antiquarian Book Fair

8 July 2012 / 10:59
Free

Irish and international book-dealers offer an amazing selection of rare and unusual books in the...

Opening of the 14th West Cork Literary Festival - {performance_subtitle}

Opening of the 14th West Cork Literary Festival

8 July 2012 / 18:00
Free

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 14th WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL Wine reception. Everyone Welcome The J...

A Very Special Evening - {performance_subtitle}

A Very Special Evening

8 July 2012 / 20:30
€25

A Very Special Evening with JOHN MCCARTHY and ANITA DESAI Our inaugural speakers will be...

Monday
9 July

2012

Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom - {performance_subtitle}

Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom

9 July 2012 / 10:00
€8

Come along for a cup of tea/coffee, with scone or cake, in the wonderful...

Morning Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Morning Reading

9 July 2012 / 11:15
Free

Carmen Cullen will read from her novel Two Sisters Singing Carmen is former Head of...

Lunchtime Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Lunchtime Reading

9 July 2012 / 13:00
Free

Jim Crace will read from his next, and last, novel, Harvest. Jim Crace has enjoyed...

Murder Ancient and Modern - {performance_subtitle}

Murder Ancient and Modern

9 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

Husband-and-wife team, Edward Marston and Judith Cutler, have written over eighty crime novels between them....

CANCELLED:  Flourishing in Challenging Times - {performance_subtitle}

CANCELLED:  Flourishing in Challenging Times

9 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.  If you have booked a ticket for this event, please...

Writing Lives with Anita & Kiran Desai - {performance_subtitle}

Writing Lives with Anita & Kiran Desai

9 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

Come and enjoy a Question and Answer session with Anita and Kiran Desai, about the...

Children’s Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Children’s Reading

9 July 2012 / 14:30
€5

Anne Fine explains where the ideas for her many and varied books come from, answers...

Letter Café Launch - {performance_subtitle}

Letter Café Launch

9 July 2012 / 16:00
Free

There is nothing quite so satisfying as closing an envelope, sticking on a stamp, and...

Afternoon Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Afternoon Reading

9 July 2012 / 17:00
Free

James Harpur will read from his new collection, Angels and Harvesters. John F. Deane will...

Bantry Bay Series: Theo Dorgan - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series: Theo Dorgan

9 July 2012 / 18:30
€5

THEO DORGAN will read from Sailing for Home and Time on the Ocean. Theo Dorgan...

An Evening with Paul Muldoon - {performance_subtitle}

An Evening with Paul Muldoon

9 July 2012 / 20:30
€15

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh and attended Queen's University, Belfast. He lives...

Open Mike - {performance_subtitle}

Open Mike

9 July 2012 / 22:45
Free

Each contributor will be restricted to ten minutes only.

Tuesday
10 July

2012

Morning Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Morning Reading

10 July 2012 / 11:15
Free

Assemble outside Bantry Library, Bridge Street If you’d like to learn more about...

Heritage Walk - {performance_subtitle}

Heritage Walk

10 July 2012 / 11:45
Free

Assemble outside Bantry Library, Bridge Street. 
If you’d like to learn more about...

Bantry Bay Series: Herman Melville, The War of 1812 and the Pacific in American Literature - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series: Herman Melville, The War of 1812 and the...

10 July 2012 / 13:00
Free

ANDREW LAMBERT will speak about Herman Melville, the War of 1812 and the Pacific in American...

Noo Saro-Wiwa - {performance_subtitle}

Noo Saro-Wiwa

10 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

NOO SIRO-WIWA will speak about her book, The Transwonderland Amusement Park, an irreverent travel guide...

Writer Idol - {performance_subtitle}

Writer Idol

10 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

This rare, and fun, event allows aspiring writers the opportunity to submit their work for...

Children’s Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Children’s Reading

10 July 2012 / 14:30
€5

Meet Alex Scarrow, author of the brilliantly conceived and hugely popular action-packed TimeRiders series, which...

Book Launch - {performance_subtitle}

Book Launch

10 July 2012 / 16:00
Free

Selkie Dreams, a novel by local author Kristin Gleeson, will be launched by Frances Kay...

Afternoon Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Afternoon Reading

10 July 2012 / 17:00
Free

CHRIS AGEE will read from his collection Next to Nothing. Chris Agee was born in 1956...

Bantry Bay Series:  Shadow of the Titanic-The Extraordinary Story of Those Who Survived - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series:  Shadow of the Titanic-The Extraordinary Story...

10 July 2012 / 18:30
€5

Andrew Wilson is an award-winning journalist and author. His work has appeared in the Guardian,...

An Evening with Anita Shreve - {performance_subtitle}

An Evening with Anita Shreve

10 July 2012 / 20:30
€15

The main focus of this evening's talk will be Anita Shreve's novel The...

Open Mike - {performance_subtitle}

Open Mike

10 July 2012 / 22:45
Free

Each contributor will be restricted to ten minutes only.

Wednesday
11 July

2012

Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom - {performance_subtitle}

Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom

11 July 2012 / 10:00
€8

Noo Siro-Wiwa will be in conversation with Sheryl Cornett   Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in...

Stub Temp

Morning Reading

11 July 2012 / 11:15
Free

Doireann Ní Ghríofa will read from her collection Dúlasair Doireann...

Lunchtime Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Lunchtime Reading

11 July 2012 / 13:00
Free

Belinda McKeon will read from her novel Solace. Belinda McKeon grew up in Co. Longford....

Stub Temp

Hiberno-English

11 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

This talk will focus on the strand of Hiberno-English which many scholars, including James Joyce,...

Just My Type: The History of Fonts - {performance_subtitle}

Just My Type: The History of Fonts

11 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

Do you feel strongly about the font you use when you type? Did you know...

Children’s Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Children’s Reading

11 July 2012 / 14:30
€5

Alan Nolan will read from his graphic novel Death by Chocolate. Bridget Houricane will read...

Bantry Bay Series - Paddle; A Long Way Around Ireland - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series - Paddle; A Long Way Around Ireland

11 July 2012 / 16:00
€18 (includes ferry)

This event is sold out.  Please return to our Programme listings to find an...

Afternoon Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Afternoon Reading

11 July 2012 / 17:00
Free

Dermot Healy will read from his novel Long time, No see.  Glenn Patterson will...

Book Launch - 2012 Fish Anthology - {performance_subtitle}

Book Launch - 2012 Fish Anthology

11 July 2012 / 18:29
Free

The International Fish Anthology Launch and Awards, now in their 18th year, will celebrate new...

An Evening with Dava Sobel - {performance_subtitle}

An Evening with Dava Sobel

11 July 2012 / 20:30
€15

During the 1530s, rumours of a revolutionary theory of how the heavens worked began to...

Courtroom Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Courtroom Reading

11 July 2012 / 22:45
€8

Michael Clifford will read from his thriller Ghost Town Liam Ó Muirthile will read from...

Open Mike - {performance_subtitle}

Open Mike

11 July 2012 / 23:45
Free

Each contributor will be restricted to ten minutes only.

Thursday
12 July

2012

Bantry Bay Series: Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series: Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom

12 July 2012 / 10:00
€8

MARY RUSSELL will speak about Anne Davison, the first woman to sail solo across the...

Morning Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Morning Reading

12 July 2012 / 11:15
Free

Brian Lalor will read from his memoir Rosenheim and Windermere. Brian Lalor has pursued a...

Lunchtime Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Lunchtime Reading

12 July 2012 / 13:00
Free

RUTH PADEL will read from her acclaimed collection of poetry and prose, The Mara Crossing. ...

Irish Novel 1960-2010 - {performance_subtitle}

Irish Novel 1960-2010

12 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

The Irish Novel 1960 – 2010 by George O’Brien, will be launched by Cork University...

Writers at Risk / Freedom of Speech - {performance_subtitle}

Writers at Risk / Freedom of Speech

12 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

Colm O’Gorman is Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland. He previously worked as...

Book Launch - Irish Novel 1960-2010 - {performance_subtitle}

Book Launch - Irish Novel 1960-2010

12 July 2012 / 16:00
Free

The Irish Novel 1960 – 2010 by George O’Brien, will be launched by Cork University...

Afternoon Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Afternoon Reading

12 July 2012 / 17:00
Free

Christine Dwyer-Hickey will read from Cold Eye of Heaven Christine Dwyer-Hickey is an award-winning novelist...

Bantry Bay Series: Domhnall Mac Síthigh & Paddy Bushe with Kyrre Slind as Gaeilge - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series: Domhnall Mac Síthigh & Paddy Bushe...

12 July 2012 / 18:30
€5

Domhnall Mac Síthigh will read from Fan Inti, all about the construction of...

Sir Michael Parkinson in conversation with Miriam O’Callaghan - {performance_subtitle}

Sir Michael Parkinson in conversation with Miriam O’Callaghan

12 July 2012 / 20:30
€25

This event is sold out.  Please return to our Programme listings to find an...

Jamie Lawson & New Songwriters - {performance_subtitle}

Jamie Lawson & New Songwriters

12 July 2012 / 22:30
Free

Jamie Lawson and participants of the song-writing workshop will perform some of their own songs.

Open Mike - {performance_subtitle}

Open Mike

12 July 2012 / 23:00
Free

Each contributor will be restricted to ten minutes only.

Friday
13 July

2012

Bantry Bay Series:  Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom - Seafaring Strangers - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series:  Coffee & Chat at the Tearoom...

13 July 2012 / 10:00
€8

SHERYL CORNETT will speak about "Seafaring Strangers: The Ocean Crossing in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead...

Morning Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Morning Reading

13 July 2012 / 11:15
Free

ADAM WYETH will read from his collection Silent Music. ADAM WYETH was born in Sussex...

Lunchtime Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Lunchtime Reading

13 July 2012 / 13:00
Free

Kjersti Skomsvold will read from her acclaimed novel The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I...

Travel Writing Masterclass - {performance_subtitle}

Travel Writing Masterclass

13 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

Dubliner Mary Russell, one of Ireland’s great travel writers, spent the last ten years...

A Special Reading by Teen Writers - {performance_subtitle}

A Special Reading by Teen Writers

13 July 2012 / 14:30
€5

The participants of our Words Allowed workshop for teenagers will give a reading or the...

Bantry Bay Series: Dava Sobel - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series: Dava Sobel

13 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

DAVA SOBEL will speak about her international bestseller Longitude. Longitude went through twenty-nine hardcover...

Book Launch - {performance_subtitle}

Book Launch

13 July 2012 / 16:00
Free

Gerald Dawe: The Selected Poems, will be launched by the Gallery Press. Gerald Dawe with...

Afternoon Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Afternoon Reading

13 July 2012 / 17:00
Free

A reading by Gerald Dawe and invited guests - Kenneth Irvin, Claire Kilroy, George O'...

Bantry Bay Series: Chris Stewart - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Bay Series: Chris Stewart

13 July 2012 / 18:30
€5

CHRIS STEWART will read from 3 Ways to Capsize a Boat and other maritime stories Born...

Islanders: Romesh Gunesekera & Kevin Barry - {performance_subtitle}

Islanders: Romesh Gunesekera & Kevin Barry

13 July 2012 / 20:30
€15

Romesh Gunesekera was born in Sri Lanka. His first novel, Reef, was shortlisted for the 1994...

Crime Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Crime Reading

13 July 2012 / 22:30
€8

Nicci French is actually a married couple, Sean French and Nicci Gerrard, who write separately...

Open Mike - {performance_subtitle}

Open Mike

13 July 2012 / 23:30
Free

Each contributor will be restricted to ten minutes only.

Saturday
14 July

2012

West Cork Inspires - {performance_subtitle}

West Cork Inspires

14 July 2012 / 11:00
Free

Alison Opsina lives in the Wooden House, near Skibbereen. Through her work as a green...

Heritage Walk - {performance_subtitle}

Heritage Walk

14 July 2012 / 12:00
Free

Assemble outside Bantry Library, Bridge Street. 
If you’d like to learn more about...

Lunchtime Reading - {performance_subtitle}

Lunchtime Reading

14 July 2012 / 13:00
Free

Mary Russell will read from Home from Home, based on her travels in Syria. Peter...

Bantry Library Writing Group - {performance_subtitle}

Bantry Library Writing Group

14 July 2012 / 14:30
Free

Bantry Writers are a group of many voices but speak as one with the high...

Upstart: Friends, Foes & Foundation a University - {performance_subtitle}

Upstart: Friends, Foes & Foundation a University

14 July 2012 / 14:30
€18

Forty years of skirmishing behind (and in front of) the scenes with the...

Literary Tea - {performance_subtitle}

Literary Tea

14 July 2012 / 16:00
€25

Jane Urquhart was born in Little Longlac, Ontario, and grew up in Toronto. She is...