Cork World Book Festival combines readings by world class writers in a variety of settings with a cultural street fair: book stalls, music, street entertainment, the spoken word, and more.
The festival compliments other literary events in the city and region, but is quite different – putting readings and books on the street, for example. It is a participative, inclusive event, connecting readers with established and emerging Irish and international authors. Participation is also encouraged through the numerous workshops that are held during the week. The literature in translation sessions showcase the role of literature in world culture while new Irish writing is supported by launching new work.
The Cork World Book Fest is a joint production of the City Libraries and Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre, with the active support of the Munster Literature Centre.