The programme for the Cork International Short Story Festival is complete except for firm responses from a couple of invited writers. We can confirm the participation of Alastair MacLeod, Edith Pearlman, Patrick McCabe, Etgar Keret, Deborah Levy, Julia O'Faolain
There will be a special focus this year on anthologies and on the graphic short story.
There will be readings by many debut authors, book launches, discussions, interviews and workshops galore.
Workshops will be offered on the short story for beginners, a masterclass for published authors, a workshop in crime writing, on flash fiction, on songwriting by John Spillane, John Minihan - Samuel Beckett's favourite photographer will be offering a workshop on photography. An interesting development this year is a workshop on the Horror/Fantasy literary short story offered by Alannah Hopkin
Full details as they will become available will be posted on www.corkshortstory.net