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We are delighted to be able to announce the exciting programme for the 2017 West Cork Literary Festival! This year, the Festival runs from 14 - 21 July 2017.

The full programme will be online and booking is now open. Go to for full details and to book. Or if you would prefer, you can ring the office on +353 (0) 27 52788. The printed brochure will be sent out early next week.

Graham Norton, Colm Tóibín, Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright, John Boyne, Paula Meehan, Eimear McBride, Lara Marlowe and Dame Marina Warner are just some of the high profile writers making the trip to West Cork for the Festival.

In a week packed with readings, workshops, interviews, seminars and children's events, audience members can also:

•     Dip into Bantry Bay at the Festival  Swim
•     Attend a reading on the L.E. Samuel Beckett
•     Try yoga on the lawns of Bantry House
•     Walk the landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way
•     Call into the West Cork Letter Cafe to write to a loved one

Those wishing to hone their writing skills can attend seminars on diary writing, book reviewing, how to attract a literary agent and writing restaurant reviews. Cork singer songwriter John Spillane, who tutors the Festival's song writing workshop, will close the week with an evening of song and story in the intimate setting of Ma Murphy's.

There is so much going on in Bantry for those eight special days - read on to find out more.

To download the full programme for the 2017 West Cork Literary Festival, click here

The West Cork Literary Festival team