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Children & YA 2020

The 2020 West Cork Literary Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 but we continue working away online. Below you will find links to zoom interviews with three writers who were due to be in Bantry as part of our involvement in READ ON as well as details on our online creative writing workshop for teenager writers.

With our Virtual Literary Festival spread across several months (and more to come!), for your convenience, we’ve added a What’s On page with our latest events.

You can opt to view our Children & YA festival events and writers, and latest events, by selecting the relevant links below.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Virtual Interview Workshops

It' s the perfect time to catch up on your reading!
Date 9 April 2020
Location Online
Admission Free
Monday 4 May 2020

Interview Series - Deirdre Sullivan

Author of Perfectly Preventable Deaths
Date 4 May 2020
Location Online
Admission Free
Friday 15 May 2020

Interview Series - Juno Dawson

Author of Meat Market
Date 15 May 2020
Location Online
Admission Free
Friday 22 May 2020

Interview Series – Kelly McCaughrain

Author of Flying Tips for Flightless Birds
Date 22 May 2020
Location Online
Admission Free

ONLINE: Words Allowed: Teenage Writers with Dave Lordan and E.R. Murray

Ages 14-17 - 10 x 1.5 hour workshops, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11.30am GMT
Dates 30 June to 30 July 2020
Time 10:00 am
Location Zoom
Admission €65
Saturday 24 October 2020

Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic

Age 0-17
Date 24 October 2020
Time 10:00 am
Location Online
Admission €5

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