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Sunday
6 July

2014

Opening of the 16th West Cork Literary Festival

Opening of the 16th West Cork Literary Festival

6 July 2014
18:00
Admission: Free

An Evening with Ben Okri

An Evening with Ben Okri

6 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €20

The IMRAM Blues Project: Dhúisíos ar Maidin

The IMRAM Blues Project: Dhúisíos ar Maidin

6 July 2014
22:30
Admission: €15

Monday
7 July

2014

Children’s Event with Gabriel Rosenstock

Children’s Event with Gabriel Rosenstock

7 July 2014
10:00
Admission: Free

Coffee & Chat with Louise Welsh

Coffee & Chat with Louise Welsh (series presented in association with Bantry House and Garden)

7 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Children’s Event with Gabriel Rosenstock

Children’s Event with Gabriel Rosenstock

7 July 2014
11:00
Admission: Free

Eibhear Walshe with Niamh Prior and Eoghan Walsh

Eibhear Walshe with Niamh Prior and Eoghan Walsh

7 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Louise Welsh Reading

Louise Welsh Reading (will read from A Lovely Way to Burn)

7 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

The Gift of a Garden with Alice Taylor

The Gift of a Garden with Alice Taylor

7 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event: Storytelling with Niall De Búrca

Children’s Event: Storytelling with Niall De Búrca (A Family Event for All Ages)

7 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Seamus Heaney: A Celebration

Seamus Heaney: A Celebration

7 July 2014
17:00
Admission: €18

An Evening with Jonathan Miller

An Evening with Jonathan Miller (introduced by JOHN FRAHER, Chairman of West Cork Music)

7 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mike

Open Mike

7 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Tuesday
8 July

2014

Poetry & Collage - A 2 Day Workshop with Alan Murphy

Poetry & Collage - A 2 Day Workshop with Alan Murphy (Ages: 7 – 12 years / 15 Children Max.Booking is required)

8 July 2014
10:00
Admission: Free

Coffee & Chat with Carmen Bugan

Coffee & Chat with Carmen Bugan

8 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

The Book Clinic comes to Bantry

The Book Clinic comes to Bantry (Brought to you by Children's Books Ireland. All Welcome)

8 July 2014
10:00
Admission: Free

Emma McEvoy Reading

Emma McEvoy Reading

8 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Carmen Bugan Reading

Carmen Bugan Reading

8 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Alberto Manguel: Power to the Reader

Alberto Manguel: Power to the Reader (‘Reading, almost as much as breathing, is our essential function.’)

8 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event: Monster Sea Doodle

Children’s Event: Monster Sea Doodle (in association with Children's Books Ireland. Ages 6+)

8 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Nick Laird and Richard Skinner Reading

Nick Laird and Richard Skinner Reading (Join these two acclaimed authors as they read from their latest books, Go Giants and The Mirror, in a prose and poetry event)

8 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Film Club

Film Club (A selection of short films about writers, writing and books.)

8 July 2014
18:30
Admission: €10

An Evening with Anne Michaels & Paula Meehan

An Evening with Anne Michaels & Paula Meehan

8 July 2014
20:30:00
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike

8 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Wednesday
9 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Anne Michaels

Coffee & Chat with Anne Michaels

9 July 2014
10:00:00
Admission: €10

Madeleine D’Arcy & Alan McMonagle

Madeleine D’Arcy & Alan McMonagle

9 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

More Than One Ghost Writing & Co-Writing

More Than One Ghost Writing & Co-Writing (with Sue Leonard & Karen Perry)

9 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Children’s Event with Mairi Hedderwick - Creator of Katie Morag

Children’s Event with Mairi Hedderwick - Creator of Katie Morag (Ages 4 - 8 years)

9 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Walking Ireland with Christopher Somerville

Walking Ireland with Christopher Somerville

9 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Mary Morrissy & John MacKenna

Mary Morrissy & John MacKenna (Reading from their latest novels & talk about fictionalising the lives of real people)

9 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Launch of the 2014 Fish Anthology

Launch of the 2014 Fish Anthology

9 July 2014
18:30
Admission: Free

An Evening with Jennifer Johnston

An Evening with Jennifer Johnston (in conversation with John MacKenna)

9 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike

9 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

The Aventures of Andy Kershaw

The Aventures of Andy Kershaw

9 July 2014
22:30
Admission: €15

Thursday
10 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Christopher Somerville

Coffee & Chat with Christopher Somerville

10 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Louise O’Neill Reading

Louise O’Neill Reading

10 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Audrey Magee Reading

Audrey Magee Reading

10 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Children’s Event with Print Museum: Hand Composing & Posters Printing

Children’s Event with Print Museum: Hand Composing & Posters Printing (Ages: 7 – 12 years / 30 children max )

10 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

The Business of Publishing

The Business of Publishing

10 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Philip Hoare reads from The Sea Inside

Philip Hoare reads from The Sea Inside

10 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Gallery Goes

Gallery Goes

10 July 2014
18:30
Admission: €15

An Evening with Blake Morrison & Hugo Hamilton

An Evening with Blake Morrison & Hugo Hamilton (Memoir & Memory, Fact & Fiction)

10 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike

10 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Friday
11 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Blake Morrison

Coffee & Chat with Blake Morrison

11 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Simon West Reading

Simon West Reading

11 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Rose George

Rose George (reads from Deep Sea and Foreign Going)

11 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Rupert Isaacson

Rupert Isaacson

11 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event with Judi Curtin

Children’s Event with Judi Curtin (Ages 8 - 12 years)

11 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Teen Writers Reading

Teen Writers Reading (With Dave Lordan)

11 July 2014
16:00
Admission: €5

Bantry Writer’s Group Reading

Bantry Writer’s Group Reading

11 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Fionnbar Walsh

Fionnbar Walsh (in conversation with Sue Leonard)

11 July 2014
18:30
Admission: €15

An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler

An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler (Introduced by Paula Shields)

11 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike

11 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Saturday
12 July

2014

Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride (will read from A Girl is a Half-formed Thing)

12 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Whiddy Island Reading

Whiddy Island Reading (with Philip Hoare, John Mack & Leanne O'Sullivan)

12 July 2014
15:00
Admission: €18 (Includes Ferry Return Trip)

Literary Brunch with John Kelly

Literary Brunch with John Kelly (in association with West Cork Food & Bantry House)

12 July 2014
11:15
Admission: €20