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FOC Short Story Fest at the Metropole, Cork

The Gresham Metropole Hotel

MacCurtain Street, Cork


+353(0)21 450 8122





Most readings & events will take place in the Ballroom, Metropole Hotel. See the festival timetable for more details. We have arranged special prices for accommodation & parking for those attending the festival--for more information, email Jennifer at info(AT)munsterlit(DOT)ie.








FOC Festival Club at the Boqueria

The Boqueria

Bridge Street, Cork





Join us at the Festival Club after the day's readings at this excellent bar which features photography by John Minihan (see the website for a gallery)! Some nights will include pre-booked short readings by up-and-coming fiction authors. (See festival timetable for more details).










Flash Fiction at the Cork Central Library

The Cork Central Library

Grand Parade, Cork





In solidarity with the National Day of Action for the Arts, join us for a reading of very short narrative texts by a variety of writers and readers on the steps of the Central Library Friday, 17th September, 11.30AM.









David Marcus remembrance reading at Cork Synagogue

Cork Synagogue

South Terrace, Cork






The Cork Synagogue is the venue for our David Marcus remembrance reading. Cork-born author David Marcus has been described for very good reasons as the Godfather of the contemporary Irish short story. We mark the first year of his passing with a reading of his story “Who’s Ever Heard of an Irish Jew” by actor Jack Healy. Ticket only.







Festival Workshops at Munster Literature Centre

The Munster Literature Centre

84 Douglas Street, Cork


+21 431 2955, info(AT)munsterlit(DOT)ie






Our narrative poetry & short story workshops will be held at the Munster Literature Centre on Saturday, 18th September, 9.30am-11.30am. Workshops will start promptly, so it is best to arrive in town early to find parking and make your way to the Centre. There is a small car park in White Street, off of Douglas Street. Otherwise parking is available on South Mall or at College of Commerce. Be advised that parking discs are needed in most of the City Centre.



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The Munster Literature Centre

Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.

Tel. (353) 021 4312955, Email: munsterlit(AT)eircom(DOT)net

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