News

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.

WCLF 2021 Advent Calendar
Wednesday 1 December 2021

WCLF 2021 Advent Calendar

2021 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year.

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Monday 19 April 2021

Deirdre O'Sullivan: I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay

In I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay, a dark and glittering collection of short stories, Deirdre Sullivan explores the trauma and power that reside in women’s bodies.

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Unlaunched: Martina Evans, Victoria Kennefick and Aoife Lyall
Monday 19 April 2021

Unlaunched: Martina Evans, Victoria Kennefick and Aoife Lyall

Join us for a special event with poets Martina Evans, Victoria Kennefick and Aoife Lyall in conversation with Séan Hewitt and John McAuliffe.

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Monday 19 April 2021

Queer Love: Paul McVeigh, James Hudson, Emer Lyons & Shannon Yee

This event will see Paul McVeigh in conversation with three of the contributors, James Hudson, Emer Lyons and Shannon Yee.

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Jan Carson in Conversation
Wednesday 24 March 2021

Jan Carson in Conversation

Join us for a celebration of the short story to mark the publication of Jan Carson’s The Last Resort. Jan is joined by fellow Irish short story writers whose new collections are published this year – Lucy Caldwell, Adrian Duncan, Louise Kennedy, and John Patrick McHugh.

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Arts Council Literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
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