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4 – Frances Macken

Frances Macken
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Irish Writing


Welcome to Day 4 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Frances Macken.

Frances Macken is from Claremorris, County Mayo. She completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, and also studied film production at the National Film School, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Frances likes mysteries, twists in the tale, the supernatural and unexplained. She is heavily influenced by screenwriting and sets out to put pictures and scenes in the reader’s head. You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here is her first novel of literary fiction and it was published by Oneworld in March 2020.

Today’s video will unlock just after midnight on 4th December 2020.

About Our Literary Advent Calendar 2020

So many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year, without the usual fanfare of festivals and launches. We’re delighted to celebrate a small selection of these authors here and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books.

Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December to unlock a new reading.

Each day’s video will also go live on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

Literary Advent Calendar 2020

Dates 1 December to 24 December 2020
Duration 24 days
Location Online
Admission Free

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