Write By The Sea, was the first ever festival of writing and reading held in Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford from September 23 to September 25, 2016. Now an annual event, the festival focuses on delivering a stimulating and entertaining programme of workshops, readings, conversation and interviews, with an emphasis on learning how to write. The festival is intended to be a key annual event with local, national and international relevance. It also includes a special writing competition for participants, based on the festival’s theme.

Lucy Moore, Chairperson of the Write By The Sea organising committee, speaking ahead of the inaugural festival in 2016 said “This exciting and innovative event will put Kilmore Quay and its environs firmly on the Arts and Culture map for the ‘Ancient East’. Kilmore Quay is already recognised as an inspirational location for creative people across all arts genres, and Write By The Sea is intended to reinforce and develop that. The festival will appeal to beginners, young and old, as well as experienced writers. Keen readers will also have the opportunity to meet and listen to authors talk about their work.”

The schedule, featuring contributors willing to share their invaluable experience and knowledge of several genres of novel writing, screenwriting, biography, playwriting, journalism and poetry is available

Write By The Sea is supported by Wexford County Council.
For further information contact writebytheseaKQ@gmail.com

Committee Members 2016:
Lucy Moore, (Chairperson),  Kay O’Riordan, (Secretary), Derek Bourke, (Treasurer) Therese Bourke, (Vice Treasurer), Mary Duane (PRO), Pat Dunne, Mary Byrne, Elena Winch