Literary Programme 2017

Opening Reception Of The 19th West Cork Literary Festival

Opening Reception Of The 19th West Cork Literary Festival

Bantry Library

Fri 14 July 2017



Join us for the launch of this year’s festival in the fitting setting of Bantry Library where so many of the festival readings and children’s events (all library events are free) will take place over the next week. It is a great opportunity for us to welcome and meet audience members, workshop participants, festival sponsors and supporters and of course the writers who will be with us over the course of the week giving readings, workshops and seminars.

The J.G. Farrell Fiction Award, for the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress by a writer resident in Munster, will be presented during the launch.

This artwork on the cover of this year’s West Cork Literary Festival brochure is Departure from the Island by William Crozier.

William Crozier A Retrospective is a major exhibition of work by the Scottish-born, Irish artist William Crozier (1930-2011) and will be shown sequentially across two venues: Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen: 15 July to 31 August 2017 and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin: 12 October 2017 to Easter 2018

Painting credit: William Crozier, Departure from the Island, 1993, Oil on canvas, 193 x 213 cms, Flowers Gallery London