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Literary Advent Calendar


  Tuesday 24 November 2020

24 online readings from books released in 2020

Literary Advent Calendar 2020The West Cork Literary Festival counts down to Christmas with a special 2020 Advent Calendar.

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.

Among the writers who will be waiting behind each door in the online Advent Calendar are: Alan McMonagle, Stephen Sexton, Sarah Crossan, Kevin Barry, Enda Wyley, Marianne Lee, Paddy Bushe, Bebe Ashley, Caoilinn Hughes, Helena Close, Michelle Gallen, Oein DeBharduin, Sean Hewitt, Cauvery Madhaven, Frances Macken, John Connell, Grainne Murphy and Colin Barrett.

Following the cancellation of this summer’s Festival, WCLF launched a busy programme of online events which continues throughout December and 2021. Details of future events will be announced in the new year.

In the meantime, enjoy a taste of the twenty-four books selected for WCLF’s first ever Advent Calendar. Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December 2020 to unlock a new reading.


West Cork Literary Festival is generously supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Failte Ireland, Cork County Council and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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