The world’s oldest short-story festival—produced by 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.
The festival showcases readings, literary forums and workshops. Following continued growth and additional funding, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award was introduced in 2005, coinciding with Cork’s designation as that year’s European Capital of Culture. In 2011 the festival took the new name of the Cork International Short Story Festival.
The festival ethos remains the same; it still celebrates and rewards talented short-story writers on a national and international scale. The 2019 programme is available at: corkshortstory.net