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West Cork Literary Festival

Jul 06 2014 - Jul 12 2014
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Bantry, Cork, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)2752788
E: sarawcm@eircom.net

Literary Festival with an extensive programme of readings, workshops, seminars, panel discussions and children's events as well as the JG Farrell competition for novelists based in Munster.

West Cork Literary Festival presents an extensive programme of readings, workshops, seminars, panel discussions and children's events as well as the JG Farrell competition for novelists based in Munster.

At the heart of the festival's extensive programme is the schedule of five and three day workshops in Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai. These workshops cover such subjects as the novel, travel writing, script writing, poetry, creative writing for beginners, writing for children and much more.

The main evening events are held in the Maritime Hotel and in recent years have featured Mary Robinson, Ahdaf Soueif, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Sir Michael Parkinson, Michael Palin, Nuruddin Farah, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Holroyd, Annie Proulx, Margaret Drabble, Fay Weldon and many more.

There are free readings in Bantry Library and Bantry Bookshop, afternoon seminars, book launches, panel discussions, coffee and chat events, sessions with an Editor in Residence and the opportunity for Munster novelists to enter the JG Farrell Award.