Cork International Short Story Festival

25sep(sep 25)9:00 am28(sep 28)11:59 pmCork International Short Story FestivalTypeFestivals,LiteraryCountyCork

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The Cork International Short Story Festival is the world’s oldest annual short story festival and is produced by the Munster Literature Centre. It brings together internationally renowned writers, poets and literature enthusiasts for a series of readings, workshops, and seminars. Some of the world’s greatest writers have come to read at this festival including Louis de Bernieres, Richard Ford, Jhumpa Lahiri, Yiyun Li, Edna O’Brien, Colm Toibin and many many others. Every year writers of this calibre come to Cork to engage with lively audiences through readings, workshops, seminars etc.

Alongside the festival, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship, sponsored by Cork City Council, is awarded. This Fellowship aims to bring a talented and accomplished international writer to Cork to present fresh learning opportunities to local writers, bringing new energy to the local literary scene.

The Seán Ó’Faoláin Short Story Prize, an annual international short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists is also presented during the festival.

The festival ranges across several venues including the Cork City Library, Triskel Arts Centre, and the Gael Taca language school. For full details of the events, workshops, competitions and to book tickets for events please visit You can also follow Write by the Sea Festival on Facebook or on Twitter for the latest details. If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].


25/09/2019 9:00 am - 28/09/2019 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Various venues around Cork

Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

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