The three winners of last year’s Write By The Sea writing competitions have recorded their winning entries for broadcast on RTE Radio 1’s Seascapes programme that airs every Friday night at 10.30pm with presenter Fergal Keane. This is the second year the programme has given invaluable support to our festival.
Stella Maris Centre,
In the heart of Kilmore Quay, the Stella Maris Centre will host the 2018 Write By the Sea Festival. Kilmore Quay is a picturesque fishing village in the Sunny Southeast corner of Co. Wexford, only 25 minutes from Wexford town.
Only twenty-five minutes from Rosslare Europort & Wexford town, this corner of South County Wexford is a tranquil getaway with plenty of local B&Bs and self-catering options for you to choose from.
“Write By The Sea is a literary festival set in the intimate fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford. It offers a platform for established and emerging authors to explore and explain the process of writing for keen readers and would-be writers.
The programme for Write By The Sea includes a generous mix of talks, readings, interviews and workshops. Overlooking the picturesque Saltee Islands, the inspirational setting of Kilmore Quay is also an appropriate location in which to celebrate the international achievements of Irish authors and to encourage new writing across all genres.
Eminent participants have included travel writers Dervla Murphy and Geoff Hill, authors Donal Ryan, Cat Hogan, Peter Murphy, Marcus Connaughton, Tom Mooney and Jackie Hayden, poets Thomas McCarthy, Jim Maguire and Joe Neal, playwright Billy Roche and award-winning children’s author Sarah Webb.
Write By The Sea workshops have covered such essential topics as getting started in writing, approaching publishers, marketing your book via the Internet, writing poetry, writing for the stage, tv and radio, general journalism and music journalism. Write By The Sea has become a must-see event in the Autumn literary calendar.
Write By The Sea is kindly supported by our sponsors listed below.