The Cork International Short Story Festival 2019 starts tomorrow and I’m delighted to be taking part in it this year. My short fiction chapbook “It’s Not Me, It’s You” won the inaugural Southword Fiction Chapbook Prize along with “A Middle Eastern No” by Jill Widner (Yakima, WA USA) and both books will be launched as part of the festival on Thursday 26th September at 2.30pm at Cork City Library. I’m looking forward to meeting Jill and reading her work. We’ll both be reading from our chapbooks as part of the event which is free to the public. It would be lovely to see some of you there.
“It’s Not Me, It’s You” is already available to buy via Amazon if you can’t get to Cork. If you enjoy it, you might leave a short review also.
There’s a host of other events taking place during the festival which you can check out here. I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Danielle McLaughlin and Clare Adam in conversation with Eimear Ryan, but there’s plenty more to keep short story lovers interested.
Then, straight after that, it’s straight back to Bray for the Bray Literary Festival! It’s all go at the moment…