Bantry writers award

May 20th, 2015 1:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

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THE West Cork Literary Festival is gearing up for its July 12th-18th run. Writers should note that the J G Farrell Award’s closing date is May 25th and the prize is a place on John Boyne’s sold-out Writing a Novel workshop, as well as a five-night stay in the Maritime Hotel in Bantry.

If you have a novel in progress and are based in Munster, you can send the opening chapter to the festival – details are at

Tickets are selling quickly and the Evening with Graham Norton and the Literary Brunch with Dervla Murphy are both sold out. There are still tickets available for the other events at or the office on +353 (0) 27 52788.

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