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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.
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.
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.
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.