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Keep up to date with our latest West Cork Literary Festival news and announcements here.

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2020 J G Farrell Award
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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Workshops Booking Now Open
Tuesday 21 January 2020

Workshops Booking Now Open

We are delighted to announce the details of a selection of the workshops at the 2020 West Cork Literary Festival. Paul Muldoon, Cynan Jones, Claire Nelson, Paul McVeigh, Jane Casey, Rachel Andrews, E.R Murray and Dave Lordan are among those coming to Bantry to tutor workshops in Beginning Poetry; Short Story; Travel Writing; Novel Writing; Crime Writing; Life-Writing; Teenage Writers and other subjects.

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#SixDaysOfChristmas Recap
Monday 23 December 2019

#SixDaysOfChristmas Recap

We are delighted to announce that  Roxane Gay, Paul Muldoon, Jung Chang, the Ireland Professor of Poetry Frank Ormsby, Eimear McBride and Leslie Jamison will be among those appearing at the 2020 West Cork Literary Festival.

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#SixDaysOfChristmas - Day 6
Saturday 21 December 2019

#SixDaysOfChristmas - Day 6

Here's our last programme announcement before Christmas. We're delighted that Ireland Chair of Poetry Frank Ormsby will be reading from his latest collection The Rain Barrel at #WCLF2020.

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#SixDaysOfChristmas - Day 5
Friday 20 December 2019

#SixDaysOfChristmas - Day 5

It's #DayFive of our #SixDaysOfChristmas announcements and it's a really exciting one! Roxane Gay is coming to West Cork Literary Festival in July and we can't wait.

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Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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