Cork City Libraries’ One City, One Book gets book loving Corkonians to read and discuss the same book as part of a city-wide book club. The initiative gives a platform to the work of local writers. One City One Book has developed organically and since 2019 showcases the debut novels of Cork based writers including Catherine Kirwan, Tadhg Coakley and Danielle McLaughlin. These novels which are based in the city have really captured the imagination of Cork people not only those living in the city but also Cork people living abroad, who can follow the protagonists through familiar streets of the city.
Collaboration between Cork City Libraries and Waterstones ensures that as well as being prominently displayed in the library, the chosen book is also prominently displayed in Waterstones bookshop, both in the window and inside the store. Through various and unique fringe events held in various venues citywide One City One Book forges connections with readers in ways that would not otherwise be possible. Creative writing workshops held by the chosen writer ensures opportunity of engagement to new writers in the city copper-fastening the future of the literary life of our city.
This year we celebrate Cónal Creedon and his short story collection Pancho and Leftie Ride Again. The book is pure Cork and ideas for many unique fringe events are in the pipeline.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.