Listen & Watch

We have an exciting range of events lined up for you this summer. Please click here to see our 2021 programme. In addition to our online events we are also hoping to present a small number of outdoor events in Bantry in July.

We will be adding to the line-up on an ongoing basis and if you'd like to be kept up to date please subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow us on social media.

Many of our previous events from the past year are also available to watch on our YouTube channel.

Many thanks to all of our funders and supporters but most especially the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Cork County Library and Arts Services, Failte Ireland and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for their support of our festival this year and every year.

Our 2021 festival is taking place this summer and throughout the year.

View our Full Programme here.

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Join us for #VirtualWCLF events this summer.

Meet the Writers

Biographies and images of writers appearing at our 2021 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

And More …

We just didn’t have enough room anywhere else

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Cork County Council
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University College Cork
Irish Examiner
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Canadian Council for the Arts
Ottawa International Writers Festival
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