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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.

Tuesday 26 May 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 is a place on the online Novel with Paul McVeigh workshop. The deadline for entries is Friday 5 June.

Tuesday 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Plans in the Making

We are glad to be able to announce that streamed and online versions of this summer’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival will replace the live versions cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Government’s COVID-19 Roadmap is enabling us to come up with plans for Masters of Tradition in Bantry in August.

Thursday 7 May 2020

Thanking Our Literary Advertisers

The cancellation of our 2020 West Cork Literary Festival affects not only ourselves, our staff, our musicians and our audience - there is a knock on effect much bigger than many might imagine.

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.

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