Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Write By the Sea writing competition are Imelda Carroll from Wexford for her prose piece, The Vigil, and Mary Kavanagh from Wicklow for her poem, My Friend Never Saw the Sea.” The judges, renowned writers,...

A Word of Thanks to our Sponsors

It takes a lot of hard work and commitment by a great many people to bring an event like this together. We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors for their generous and unwavering support which helped us turn our vision of a literary festival into a...

Tom Williams Tribute to Conclude Festival

The life-relationship with Kilmore Quay enjoyed by the late Wexford writer and poet Tom Williams will be marked when his son David Williams reads from his father’s work at the conclusion of Write By The Sea. As Write By The Sea festival Chairperson Lucy Moore says,...

I’ve written my book, what next??

You have written your manuscript and it’s hiding under the bed or in a folder on your laptop. What are you going to do now? How do you get an agent? How do you handle rejection? What is a synopsis? Cat Hogan finished her first manuscript in June 2015, had an agent by...

Brian & Bessie’s Story – Order Your Copy

Brian & Bessie’s Story, written and illustrated by Brian Owens, is based on happy memories of the long holidays Brian spent with his granny in Ballyharty around the time of the Second World War. Brian loved the sea, the fishing and all he experienced in...

If you want to write, write!

Exploring a variety of storytelling disciplines as well as the lifestyle discipline required to produce good work, the aim of this talk is to inspire.  “My first novel was the product of a two-year workshop, so I know the value of mentoring, guidance,...