Barbara O'Donnell

The only complaint I have about the West Cork Literary Festival 
(WCLF) this year, is that I couldn’t get to every event I wanted to, because the programme was so jam packed.  The spectacular week saw all kinds of writing showcased, and brought together the cream of Irish talent, new and established, alongside international names, including:  Rob Cowen, Rachel Cusk, Michel Faber, Tessa Hadley, Belinda McKeon, Lisa McInerney, Neel Mukherjee, David Nicholls, Ruth Padel, Anthony Sattin, SJ Watson and Niall Williams.

This year saw a new director, Eimear O’Herlihy, take the reins. Eimear’s previous roles have included managing the Everyman Theatre in Cork and working on the Cork Film Festival.

A full programme of workshops was available and well attended, for every kind of writing; ranging from poetry, novels, short stories, memoir, travel, investigative reporting and writing plays.  Alongside…

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