Alison opens the book on Cork World Fest

Photograph: Gerard McCarthy/Irish Examiner 

MA in creative writing student Alison Driscoll – and also a leading light in UCC’s Quarryman  literary journal – added her joie de vivre to preparations for Cork World Book Fest at the Cork City Library, as captured on  the front page of the Irish Examiner last week –   Alison will be volunteering with the Triskel Arts Centre team to bring a huge range of readings, recitals, exhibitions and workshops to the city during the upcoming  festival – now in its 14th year. 

Alison’s placement with Triskel is part of the MA’s Business of Writing module, where students work with local and regional literary/cultural organisations, and naturally, write about it afterwards!   She will be joined by her classmate, Anna Sheehan, who will also be working at the festival. 

Cork World Book Fest  begins on April 23 – and will feature Jo Shapcott, Julie Parsons, Maurice O’Riordan, Sarah Clancy, Jamie O’Connell and Shane Hegarty, among many more.  For more details see –