3rd Annual Festival

28TH-30TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Interviews with well-known authors, Working with an Agent, Getting Your Book Published, Experiential Workshops, Readings, Talks, Writing for Theatre, Crime Writing, Song Lyric Writing, Story Telling, Poetry, delicious lunches, refreshments and convivial conversation!

 

 

WRITE BY THE SEA WINNERS ON RTE

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 10.30 with presenter Fergal Keane.  This is the second year the programme has...

WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

We are delighted to announce that the third Write By The Sea Festival will take place from Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th 2018. Further details will be announced in the near future.  

DONAL RYAN SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR AWARD

Donal Ryan, who made a very stimulating contribution to Write By The Sea in 2018, has been shortlisted for the 2018 international Dublin Literary Award for his novel All We Shall Know.  The top prize is €100,000, and we are delighted to note that among the other...

CAT HOGAN’S WRITING CLASSES

Crime author Cat Hogan, who made significant contributions to the first two Write By the Sea festivals, has announced details of her Creative Writing classes at the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay. The series runs from Tuesday February 6, 2018 to March 13, from...

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Congratulations to Sarah Webb, who won Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)  with her book A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood  illustrated by Steve Mc Carthy a the recent  Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Also nominated in the...

Competition Winners 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our writing competition at Write By The Sea 2017 are: Non-Fiction:    Nanny Water Cottage by Theresa Ryan Fiction: Island by Marie Noonan Poetry:  Island Paradox by Mary Kavanagh Details of when the winning entries will be...

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 22nd FEBRUARY

A limited number of early bird tickets will go on sale from Thursday 22nd February at 9:00am Ticket prices inclusive of lunch and refreshments are:
Full Price Ticket:
Weekend Ticket €70 / Day Ticket €40
Early Bird Offer:
Weekend Ticket €60 / Day Ticket €35

Writing Competition

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.

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Stella Maris Centre,
Kilmore Quay

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.
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Accommodation

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.
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Gallery

The story so far….Photos and comments from previous festivals.

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Room To Write

Linked to our Write By The Sea festival, Room to Write takes place in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on the second Saturday of every month.

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ABOUT US

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.