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News about our Chamber Music Festival Masterclasses and Literary Festival Adult and Young People's Workshops.

Friday 3 July 2020

Editor & Agent Sessions Booking Now

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 West Cork Literary Festival, we are happy to announce that our popular Editor-in-Residence sessions are being moved online. Our Editor this year is Federico Andornino, Editorial Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson. There will also be an online Literary Agent event on Thursday 16 July with Kate Burke of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

Tuesday 26 May 2020

2020 J G Farrell Award

The J G Farrell Fiction Award is for the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress by a writer resident in Munster. The prize is a place on the online Novel with Paul McVeigh workshop. The deadline for entries is Friday 5 June.

Tuesday 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Plans in the Making

We are glad to be able to announce that streamed and online versions of this summer’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival will replace the live versions cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Government’s COVID-19 Roadmap is enabling us to come up with plans for Masters of Tradition in Bantry in August.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

COVID-19 Update March 24th

In view of the high level of uncertainty about the Coronavirus pandemic, West Cork Music is suspending on-line bookings for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival workshops. The West Cork Music office is now closed and the Festival teams are all working from home.

Tuesday 3 March 2020

2020 J G Farrell Award

The J G Farrell Fiction Award is for the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress by a writer resident in Munster. The prize includes a place on the West Cork Literary Festival’s Novel with Paul McVeigh workshop (12 – 16 July) and accommodation in Bantry.

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