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Sunday
12 July

2015

Michel Faber : The Book of Strange New Things

Michel Faber : The Book of Strange New Things - Maritime Hotel

12 July 2015
15.00
Admission: €18

Opening Reception Of The 17th West Cork Literary Festival

Opening Reception Of The 17th West Cork Literary Festival - Bantry Library

12 July 2015
18:00
Admission: FREE

An Evening with SJ Watson: Second Life

An Evening with SJ Watson: Second Life - Maritime Hotel  

12 July 2015
20:30
Admission: €16

Monday
13 July

2015

Coffee & Chat with Nuala O’Connor

Coffee & Chat with Nuala O’Connor - Bantry House Tearoom

13 July 2015
10:00
Admission: €10

Lisa McInerney - The Glorious Heresies

Lisa McInerney - The Glorious Heresies - Bantry Bookshop

13 July 2015
11:15
Admission: FREE

Nuala O’Connor: Miss Emily

Nuala O’Connor: Miss Emily - Bantry Library

13 July 2015
13:00
Admission: FREE

Literary Agent for Children’s Books: Julia Churchill

Literary Agent for Children’s Books: Julia Churchill - Maritime Hotel  

13 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €20

Specs For Rex: Yasmeen Ismail

Specs For Rex: Yasmeen Ismail - St Brendan's School Hall

13 July 2015
15:00
Admission: €5

Coffee & Chat with UCC School of English/Mary Morrissy

Coffee & Chat with UCC School of English/Mary Morrissy - Organico

13 July 2015
15:30
Admission: FREE

Launch of the WCLF Letter Café

Launch of the WCLF Letter Café - Organico

13 July 2015
17:00
Admission: FREE

Emma Hooper & Kirsty Logan: The Magic of Land and Sea

Emma Hooper & Kirsty Logan: The Magic of Land and Sea - Maritime Hotel  

13 July 2015
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening with David Nicholls: Us

An Evening with David Nicholls: Us - Maritime Hotel  

13 July 2015
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

13 July 2015
22:30
Admission: FREE

Tuesday
14 July

2015

The Book Clinic comes to Bantry

The Book Clinic comes to Bantry (in association with Children's Books Ireland) - St Brendan's School Hall

14 July 2015
10:00
Admission: FREE

Coffee & Chat with Marc Allum: Antiques Almanac

Coffee & Chat with Marc Allum: Antiques Almanac - Bantry House Tearoom

14 July 2015
10:00
Admission: €10

Jessica Traynor: Liffey Swim

Jessica Traynor: Liffey Swim - Bantry Bookshop

14 July 2015
11:15
Admission: FREE

John Fitzgerald and Thomas McCarthy

John Fitzgerald and Thomas McCarthy - Bantry Library

14 July 2015
13:00
Admission: FREE

Literary Agent: Lucy Luck

Literary Agent: Lucy Luck - Maritime Hotel  

14 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €20

Tessa Hadley: The Past

Tessa Hadley: The Past - Maritime Hotel  

14 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €18

The Monster Doodle: Vikings with Mark Wickham

The Monster Doodle: Vikings with Mark Wickham (in association with Children's Books Ireland) - St Brendan's School Hall

14 July 2015
15:00
Admission: €5

Rob Doyle and Oona Frawley

Rob Doyle and Oona Frawley - Bantry Library

14 July 2015
17:00
Admission: FREE

Launch of the 2015 Fish Anthology

Launch of the 2015 Fish Anthology - Maritime Hotel  

14 July 2015
18:30
Admission: FREE

An Evening with Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry and Sara Baume

An Evening with Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry and Sara Baume - Maritime Hotel  

14 July 2015
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel  

14 July 2015
22:30
Admission: FREE

Wednesday
15 July

2015

Coffee & Chat with Sara Baume & Tramp Press

Coffee & Chat with Sara Baume & Tramp Press (The Myth of Overnight Success) - Bantry House Tearoom

15 July 2015
10:00
Admission: €10

Two day writing workshop with Judi Curtin

Two day writing workshop with Judi Curtin - Bantry Library

15 July 2015
10.00AM
Admission: Free

Jane Clarke: The River

Jane Clarke: The River - Bantry Bookshop

15 July 2015
11:15
Admission: FREE

Young Irelanders

Young Irelanders (Colin Barrett, Claire-Louise Bennett, Rob Doyle) - Bantry Library

15 July 2015
13:00
Admission: FREE

Michael Smith: Shackleton – By Endurance We Conquer

Michael Smith: Shackleton – By Endurance We Conquer - Maritime Hotel  

15 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €18

Writing and Publishing in Ireland Today: Declan Meade

Writing and Publishing in Ireland Today: Declan Meade - Maritime Hotel  

15 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €20

Friends Forever: Judi Curtin and Sarah Webb

Friends Forever: Judi Curtin and Sarah Webb - St Brendan's School Hall

15 July 2015
15:00
Admission: €5

Stinging Fly Debuts: Claire-Louise Bennett & Danielle McLaughlin

Stinging Fly Debuts: Claire-Louise Bennett & Danielle McLaughlin - Bantry Library

15 July 2015
17:00
Admission: FREE

Mary Costello and Christine Dwyer-Hickey

Mary Costello and Christine Dwyer-Hickey - Maritime Hotel  

15 July 2015
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening with Nick Davies: Hack Attack

An Evening with Nick Davies: Hack Attack (In conversation with Alison O'Connor) - Maritime Hotel  

15 July 2015
20:30
Admission: €18

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel  

15 July 2015
22:30
Admission: FREE

Thursday
16 July

2015

Coffee & Chat with Mary Costello: Academy Street

Coffee & Chat with Mary Costello: Academy Street - Bantry House Tearoom - LE Orla

16 July 2015
10:00
Admission: €10

Matt Padwick: Running Contra Diction

Matt Padwick: Running Contra Diction - Bantry Bookshop

16 July 2015
11:15
Admission: FREE

Dave Lordan & Leanne O’Sullivan

Dave Lordan & Leanne O’Sullivan - Bantry Library

16 July 2015
13:00
Admission: FREE

Reading In Public - The Writer’s Voice: Irene O’Meara

Reading In Public - The Writer’s Voice: Irene O’Meara - Maritime Hotel  

16 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €20

Carlo Gébler: Confessions of a Catastrophist

Carlo Gébler: Confessions of a Catastrophist - Maritime Hotel  

16 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €18

Darkmouth & Darkmouth 2: Shane Hegarty

Darkmouth & Darkmouth 2: Shane Hegarty - St Brendan's School Hall

16 July 2015
15:00
Admission: €5

Anthony Sattin: Young Lawrence – A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man

Anthony Sattin: Young Lawrence – A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man - Bantry Library

16 July 2015
17:00
Admission: FREE

John Boyne and Paul Murray

John Boyne and Paul Murray - Maritime Hotel  

16 July 2015
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening With Neel Mukherjee and Niall Williams

An Evening With Neel Mukherjee and Niall Williams - Maritime Hotel  

16 July 2015
20:30
Admission: €16

Mo Pheann Ag Rince: Tionscadal An Ríordánaigh / My Pen Dances: The Seán Ó Ríordáin Project

Mo Pheann Ag Rince: Tionscadal An Ríordánaigh / My Pen Dances: The Seán Ó Ríordáin Project - The Mariner

16 July 2015
22:00
Admission: €15

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel  

16 July 2015
22:30
Admission: FREE

Friday
17 July

2015

Storytelling Caravan

Storytelling Caravan

17 July 2015
Admission: Free

Coffee & Chat with Katharine Norbury: The Fish Ladder

Coffee & Chat with Katharine Norbury: The Fish Ladder - Bantry House Tearoom

17 July 2015
10:00
Admission: €10

Celebrating Harper Lee : Go Set a Watchman

Celebrating Harper Lee : Go Set a Watchman - Bantry Bookshop

17 July 2015
11:15
Admission: FREE

Belinda McKeon: Tender

Belinda McKeon: Tender - Bantry Library

17 July 2015
13:00
Admission: FREE

Words Allowed: Reading by Teenage Writers

Words Allowed: Reading by Teenage Writers - The Mariner

17 July 2015
14:00
Admission: FREE

Creating An Engaging Online Presence: Louise O’Neill

Creating An Engaging Online Presence: Louise O’Neill - Maritime Hotel  

17 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €20

One day collage and writing workshop with Sarah Webb

One day collage and writing workshop with Sarah Webb - Bantry Library

17 July 2015
Admission: Free

Rob Cowen and Ruth Padel: The World We Live In

Rob Cowen and Ruth Padel: The World We Live In - Maritime Hotel  

17 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €18

Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan (Apple and Rain) - St Brendan's School Hall

17 July 2015
15.00
Admission: €5

Louise O’Neill: Asking For It

Louise O’Neill: Asking For It - Bantry Library

17 July 2015
17:00
Admission: FREE

Rachel Cusk: Outline

Rachel Cusk: Outline - Maritime Hotel  

17 July 2015
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening with Graham Norton: The Life and Loves of a He Devil

An Evening with Graham Norton: The Life and Loves of a He Devil - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2015
20.30
Admission: €25

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel  

17 July 2015
22:30
Admission: FREE

Saturday
18 July

2015

Literary Brunch with Dervla Murphy: Between River and Sea

Literary Brunch with Dervla Murphy: Between River and Sea - Bantry House

18 July 2015
11:15
Admission: €25

Martyn Turner: Irish Times Political Cartoonist

Martyn Turner: Irish Times Political Cartoonist - Bantry Library

18 July 2015
13:00
Admission: FREE

Iceman - Tom Crean: Michael Smith

Iceman - Tom Crean: Michael Smith - St Brendan's School Hall

18 July 2015
13.15
Admission: €5

A Special Island Event with Mick Delap, Cormac James and Katharine Norbury

A Special Island Event with Mick Delap, Cormac James and Katharine Norbury - Whiddy Island

18 July 2015
14:30
Admission: €25 (includes ferry return trip)

Bantry Library Writers Group

Bantry Library Writers Group - Bantry Library

18 July 2015
15:00
Admission: FREE

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart : A Rehearsed Reading

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart : A Rehearsed Reading - Ma Murphy's Pub

18 July 2015
20.30
Admission: €10