Listen & Watch

We are delighted to be in a position to offer online writing workshops, an online session with a literary agent and online one-to-one sessions with an editor this summer.

We would like to thank Cork County Council for their support of the 2020 online programme.

Please keep an eye on our website, join our enewsletter or follow us on social media for further news about West Cork Literary Festival activities.

Many thanks to all of our funders and supporters but most especially the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Cork County Library and Arts Services, Failte Ireland and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for their support of our festival this year and every year.


We monitored the COVID-19 situation closely and waited to take this decision, and it now seems likely that restrictions on gatherings will remain for the foreseeable future. The safety of artists, audiences, and staff, is the most important priority.

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Our full programme was cancelled due to COVID-19. See all our virtual events here – past, present and future.

Meet the Writers 2020

Biographies and images of writers who will appear online at our 2020 festival

Professional Development

Find out how to develop your literary skills

Children & YA

Find out all about our Children and Young Adult’s Festival here


All you need to know to book tickets for our latest West Cork Literary Festival

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