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Literary Festival

Keep up to date with our latest West Cork Literary Festival news and announcements here. Our news is organised in categories to help you focus on what you are interested in. Simply select a category to get a listing of articles in that area – for example, all our Literary Festival news items are listed both here, and under our Literary Festival category.

Tuesday 11 August 2020

WCM COVID-19 Health and Safety

These guidelines have been written to promote your safety and the safety of others and entry to the performance is conditional upon following the guidelines. Non-compliance may result in your being asked to leave the venue.

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.

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Online Workshop Programme

We are delighted to now announce our schedule of online writing workshops facilitated by writers Paul McVeigh, Cynan Jones, Claire Nelson, Rachel Andrews, Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray.

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.

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