About the festival:

The Munster Literature Centre

 

In 2000, the Munster Literature Centre organised the first Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival, an event dedicated to the celebration of the short story and named for one of Cork's most beloved authors. The festival showcases readings, literary forums and workshops. Following continued growth and additional funding, the Cork City - Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award was introduced in 2005, coinciding with Cork's designation as that year's European Capital of Culture. The award was recognised as the single biggest prize for a short story collection in the world. While the O'Connor Award was discontinued in 2016, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship was introduced in its place. The Fellowship aims to bring a talented and accomplished international writer to Cork in order to present fresh learning opportunities to local writers, bringing new energy to the local literary scene.

In 2002, the Munster Literature Centre introduced the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize, an annual short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland's most accomplished story writers and theorists. This too is presented during the short story festival. The centre also hosts the Cork Spring Poetry Festival each year.

www.munsterlit.ie

 


 

 

 

The Cork International Short Story Festival

(formerly the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival)

 

Cork International Short Story Festival 2015

 

Readings * Public Interviews * Seminars * The Seán Ó Faoláin Prize * The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship

7 - 10 September, 2016

in our new venue, the Firkin Crane Theatre


Please note:

*The listing for the Aidan Matthews reading in the front of the Cork International Short Story Festival print brochure is incorrect. The correct time of this event is 8.30pm.

A reading by Aidan Mathews

Aidan Mathews

7th September at 8.30pm
Church of St. Anne (Shandon)
Admission: €5 Purchase Here

 

 


info@munsterlit.ie, +21 431 2955

 

 

Click here to view a video about the Cork International Short Story Festival experience.