Richard Skinner’s Novel Writing Workshop Sold Out
Posted on: Tuesday, 21st May 2013 @ 10:40am
Richard Skinner's workshop 'The Novel - How to Get Started…and How to Keep Going' is now sold out!
Places on the 2013 Festival Workshops continue to go swiftly, so to secure a booking, make haste! Check out our Workshops listings to see what is still available and book soon to avoid disappointment!
Farrell Award Deadline Approaching!
Posted on: Monday, 20th May 2013 @ 2:46pm
The J.G. Farrell Fiction Award 2013 submission deadline is fast approaching! To submit, send in the first chapter of your novel-in-progress by/on Monday 27 May!
No submission fee.
The J.G. Farrell Fiction Award 2013 - for the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress by a writer resident in Munster - will this year be adjudicated by novelist Richard Skinner.
The prize includes a place on Richard Skinner's workshop The Novel, How to Get Started...and How to Keep Going, which is one of the workshops taking place during West Cork Literary Festival (Sun 7 - Sat 13 July 2013). The winner will also be awarded accommodation at the Maritime Hotel during the week of the West Cork Literary Festival.
Applicants should send two copies of the first chapter of their novel (max 3000 words), double-spaced and printed on one side of the page only. Place your name and address on a separate sheet. Entries will not be returned. Please send them to the West Cork Literary Festival office at 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork by Monday 27 May. Clearly mark the envelope 'J.G. Farrell Award.'
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool and died at the age of 44, when he was swept into the sea while fishing from rocks near Kilcrohane, West Cork. His book Troubles won the Faber Prize in 1971, and in 2010 it won the Lost Man Booker Prize. The Siege of Krishnapur, Farrell's novel about the Indian Mutiny of 1957, carried off the Booker in 1973. In 2008, The Siege of Krishnapur was shortlisted for the Best of Booker public vote. The West Cork Literary Festival would like to thank Richard Farrell for his continued sponsorship of this award, now in its fourth year.
To view the full programme of West Cork Literary Festival 2013 go to our website on, www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie
West Cork Literary Festival is funded by the Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon, Cork County Council Library and Arts Service and Fáilte Ireland. The Festival has also been funded/supported by Cork County Council's Economic Development Fund.
West Cork Literary Festival,
13 Glengarriff Road,
Bantry, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 (0)27 52788
Poetry Workshop Sold Out
Posted on: Friday, 17th May 2013 @ 1:26pm
Ruth Padel's 5-day Advanced Poetry Workshop is now sold out. Places still available on James Harpur's Poetry Workshop. Booking continues to be strong for many of the 2013 West Cork Literary Festival Workshops - so those interested are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment. To view the workshops on offer, see the Workshops page on our website.
And, for those who may miss out on Ruth's Poetry Workshop but are still interested in catching her in Bantry, there is another opportunity to do so at the event, On Writing Nature with Ruth Padel, Wed 10 July 14.30, or at the event,The Sea, The Sea: A Celebration of the Sea in Literature, on Friday 12 July 18.30.