West Cork Literary Festival

  1. An Evening with Melvyn Bragg
    West Cork Literary Festival 2013
    Thursday 11 July 2013
    Maritime Hotel Bantry Co. Cork, Ireland

    Introduction by Carol Drinkwater
    Melvyn Bragg talks about his latest novel, Grace and Mary in which a son visits his elderly mother in a nursing home by the sea. On each visit he realises that he is losing her a little more and only by prompting her with songs and photographs which take her back to her past can he shore up her receding memory. This is a deeply moving, reflective elegy about the bond between a mother and son and three generations linked by a chain of love, loss and courage.

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  2. An Evening with Mary Robinson
    West Cork Literary Festival 2013
    Friday 12 July 2013 20.30
    Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

    Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson will discuss her bestselling autobiography, Everybody Matters, with Alison O’Connor.

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  3. Barbara Claypole White Interview
    West Cork Literary Festival 2013

    Barbara Claypole White gave a talk 'Writing Crazy Love', reading from her debut novel, The Unfinished Garden, and also appeared on the panel in 'Writing Across the Pond' at the 2013 West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland. In this video, she talks about attending the Festival, being inspired by Anne Enright and Denyse Woods, soaking up the West Cork sunshine, and some of her aspiring young writer discoveries while in Bantry.

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  4. This event launched the 2013 anthology of winning stories, memoirs, flash fiction, and poetry from the four annual Fish Competitions, selected by Philip O'Ceallaigh, Molly McCloskey, Peter Benson and Paul Durcan, respectively.

    Introduction by Clem Cairns of Fish Publishing.
    Extracts from the anthology are read by the winning authors.

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  5. West Cork Music CEO Francis Humphrys makes a presentation to West Cork Literary Festival Artistic Director Denyse Woods at the Maritime Hotel, in Bantry, July 2013, to mark the years of service, leadership and artistic excellence she has brought to the Festival.

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West Cork Literary Festival

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http://www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie

Now an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar, the West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages. From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry…


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http://www.westcorkliteraryfestival.ie

Now an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar, the West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages. From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry readings and fringe events around the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, it has expanded into a varied and extensive programme of readings, talks and week-long workshops, growing more adventurous and imaginative with each year.

We are delighted to bring the finest Irish and international literary figures to West Cork every July - making exceptional talent accessible to local, regional and national audiences. At the heart of the Festival is the practice and craft of writing, a workshop programme second to none, designed to encourage and inspire novice as well as experienced writers. Not least, the Festival is a social event, noted for its supportive and friendly atmosphere, and its personal touch.

Presented by West Cork Music in partnership with Cork County Library & Arts Service.

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