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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.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Cancellation Announcement - WCLF 2020

We regret to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s West Cork Literary Festival which was due to take place from 10 to 17 July 2020.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

COVID-19 Update March 24th

In view of the high level of uncertainty about the Coronavirus pandemic, West Cork Music is suspending on-line bookings for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival workshops. The West Cork Music office is now closed and the Festival teams are all working from home.

Thursday 12 March 2020

Safety Measures

We regret to inform you that we are closing our office to the public as of today due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus. However, please note that bookings can still be made by phone and online.

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.

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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