Sunday, 7 June 2009

West Cork Literary Festival

Bantry is hosting the West Cork Literary Festival with a galaxy of writerly stars of different persuasions.

6th - 11th July 2009

Pulitzer prize winning writer Annie Proulx, Irish author Jennifer Johnston, Liverpudlian favourite Roger McGough, bestselling crime writer Martina Cole and journalist Nell McCafferty. Also Claire Kilroy, Francesca Simon and children’s writer Darren Shan,

Eleven Workshops will be facilitated by novelist Martina Devlin, screenwriter Ferdia MacAnna, short story writer Ré Ó Laighléis, playwright Billy Roche, novelist Denyse Woods, travel writer Manchán Magan, poet James Harpur, songwriter Jack L, Rory Killalea who writes for radio, food writer John McKenna and children’s writer John W Sexton.

Also the launch of the Fish anthology.


Omaniblog said...

Thanks for posting about West Cork Literary Festival09. I'm following this, aiming to notice how WCLF use or don't use the internet to support their festival.
After the experience of blogging Listowel Writers' Week in such an elaborate way, I wonder if what we're doing there is going to rub off in any way on how WCLF goes this year.
I've invited Ruth Flanigan, Cork County librarian to write a piece supporting her contention that WCLF is now the "premier" Munster literary festival.
As this develops I'd love to know how you compare Listowel Writers' Week with WCLF.
In case anyone's wondering about Listowel WW, you can find the blog at

Chicklit Addict said...

My partner is originally from Drimoleague! Will definitely go to the West Cork lit fest next year (I've booked tickets for the Buxton one) - are you going EM?

P Nolan said...

Sounds like a great line-up for families. Lets hope the weather co-operates!

Emerging Writer said...

Hi, I think Listowel trumps WCLF. It's a different slant though and not so heavily visited by Irish literati I believe. I wonder how the numbers compare. Plus Listowel has lots of things at the long weekend and Bantry has them over the week. Maybe it's aimed more at locals and holidaymakers. But then I haven't got to Bantry yet. Maybe they'll invite me next year.