Listen & Watch

Highlights from our 2019 West Cork Literary Festival to inspire your return


Our office will be closed to the public, but still be staffed Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm. You can contact us by phone or email.

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Booking for 2020 will open in the Spring


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Our 2020 Programme will be announced in the spring of 2020. In the meantime, you can view our programmes from previous years to get a feel for our festival.

Meet the Writers

Biographies and images of writers appearing 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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Cork County Council Library & Arts Services
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
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Creative Europe Programme
The Maritime Hotel
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RTE Supporting the Arts
Cork ETB
University College Cork
Irish Examiner
Laureate for Irish Fiction
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Canadian Council for the Arts
Ottawa International Writers Festival
Well Review
Poetry Ireland
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Zenith Energy
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