2018 PROGRAMME

featuring

interviews with John Banville (Saturday) and Jennifer Johnston (Sunday)

Eventbrite - Write By The Sea 2018

FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2018

Official Opening at 8pm with Seafood Buffet

(Open to all Weekend Ticket Holders)

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2018

Eventbrite - Write By The Sea 2018

8:00AM – 9:00AM – Morning Chillout

Yoga with Mary Duane

REGISTRATION 9:00AM – 9:30AM

9:30AM – 11:00AM – OPENING SESSION

A Life of Crime, Cath Staincliffe

– from Private Eye novels to Blue Murder on TV, with crime writer Cath Staincliffe

WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING CHARACTERS

Characters through the Fictional Lens with Kathleen Tierney

DISCUSSION PANEL: WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS & TEENS

POETRY READINGS

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From private-eye novels to Blue Murder on TV, short stories to radio drama, stand-alone titles to the Scott & Bailey books, Cath has enjoyed the variety of working in different media. How does writing for TV differ from writing novels? What’s involved in adapting a book for the screen – and in writing books based on someone else’s TV show? Followed by Questions and Answers session.

General Admission

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This workshop will use drama-in-Education techniques to develop fictional characters and situations. Bring a pen and paper, your ability to play some fun games, and your imagination!

Minimum of 10 people required

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

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Tina Callaghan is a native of New Ross and a writer of supernatural thrillers for teenagers. Her first novel River’s Edge published by Poolbeg Press on the 22nd of August 2018. Sarah Carroll is the author of THE GIRL IN BETWEEN, which was shortlisted for both the Teen Book of the Year Award at the BGA Irish Book Awards, and the Great Reads Awards. Her next novel, THE WORDS THAT FLY BETWEEN US, is due out in early 2019.
General Admission

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Ruth reads from her collection Hour Angles, which won the 2017 Patrick Kavanagh Award.The measure of time and how the hours of our day circle with strange synchronicity is familiar to us all. From that misty hour in dark, early morning when we wake and fail to return to sleep; when the ordinary seems uncertain, the veil that separates the mystical and banal flutters open for a moment. Poems about garden flowers that fall in love from their vase, a man interpreting his dream getting ready for work, watching the stars with a travelling horse, a window view more compelling than the walk, a farmer’s sleeping son watched over by nature, the orphic waiter who sees fleetingly into your soul, the many cryptic encounters of a day and how we tell the time. Mark Roper’s collections include The Hen Ark (Peterloo, 1990), which won the 1992 Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection; Catching The Light (Peterloo, 1997); and The Home Fire (Abbey Press, 1998). Reviewing the latter for The Irish Literary Supplement, Bill Tinley described Roper as ‘one of the most accomplished and engaging poets writing in Ireland at present’. Whereabouts was published in 2005 by Abbey Press &; Peterloo, Even So: New & Selected Poems by Dedalus Press in 2008. His latest collection, Bindweed, Dedalus, 2017, has received excellent reviews and was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2018. A Gather of Shadow, Dedalus 2012, was also shortlisted for the Poetry Now Award and won the Michael Hartnett Award in 2014.
General Admission

Option 1: A Life of Crime, Cath Staincliffe

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– from Private Eye novels to Blue Murder on TV, with crime writer Cath Staincliffe From private-eye novels to Blue Murder on TV, short stories to radio drama, stand-alone titles to the Scott & Bailey books, Cath has enjoyed the variety of working in different media. How does writing for TV differ from writing novels? What’s involved in adapting a book for the screen – and in writing books based on someone else’s TV show? Followed by Questions and Answers session.
General Admission

Option 2: Characters through the Fictional Lens with Kathleen Tierney

READ MORE...

This workshop will use drama-in-Education techniques to develop fictional characters and situations. Bring a pen and paper, your ability to play some fun games, and your imagination!

Minimum of 10 people required

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

Option 3: WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS & TEENS

with Tina Callaghan& Sarah Carroll moderated by Mary Savage

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Tina Callaghan is a native of New Ross and a writer of supernatural thrillers for teenagers. Her first novel River’s Edge published by Poolbeg Press on the 22nd of August 2018. Sarah Carroll is the author of THE GIRL IN BETWEEN, which was shortlisted for both the Teen Book of the Year Award at the BGA Irish Book Awards, and the Great Reads Awards. Her next novel, THE WORDS THAT FLY BETWEEN US, is due out in early 2019.
General Admission

OPtion 4: POETRY READINGS

with Mark Roper and Ruth Timmins

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Ruth reads from her collection Hour Angles, which won the 2017 Patrick Kavanagh Award.The measure of time and how the hours of our day circle with strange synchronicity is familiar to us all. From that misty hour in dark, early morning when we wake and fail to return to sleep; when the ordinary seems uncertain, the veil that separates the mystical and banal flutters open for a moment. Poems about garden flowers that fall in love from their vase, a man interpreting his dream getting ready for work, watching the stars with a travelling horse, a window view more compelling than the walk, a farmer’s sleeping son watched over by nature, the orphic waiter who sees fleetingly into your soul, the many cryptic encounters of a day and how we tell the time. Mark Roper’s collections include The Hen Ark (Peterloo, 1990), which won the 1992 Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection; Catching The Light (Peterloo, 1997); and The Home Fire (Abbey Press, 1998). Reviewing the latter for The Irish Literary Supplement, Bill Tinley described Roper as ‘one of the most accomplished and engaging poets writing in Ireland at present’. Whereabouts was published in 2005 by Abbey Press &; Peterloo, Even So: New & Selected Poems by Dedalus Press in 2008. His latest collection, Bindweed, Dedalus, 2017, has received excellent reviews and was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2018. A Gather of Shadow, Dedalus 2012, was also shortlisted for the Poetry Now Award and won the Michael Hartnett Award in 2014.
General Admission

BREAK 11:00AM – 11:30AM

11:30AM – 12:30PM  MID-MORNING SESSION

FROM BRAINSTORM TO BESTSELLERS

What Publishers Want from Writers – Michael Freeman

THE CONTEMPORARY IRISH NOVEL

with Derek Hand

THE LIFE AND WORK OF EUGENE O'NEILL

founder of the American Theatre by Richard Hayes

KEEP CALM AND KICK OFF

It’s time to stop talking and start writing Cat Hogan

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Traditional publishers care about quality production and literary masterpieces, but their core question is “How many copies will sell and make a reasonable profit?” Most authors and writers assume that when they submit their meticulously polished manuscript that it is ready to become a book and be published. There may be a better way than years of anxiety and trepidation and walls full of rejection letters to produce a quality book. Michael Freeman has been a publisher for half of his life-time, he will take away the mystery and offer you some new realities on what publishers want from writers to enhance their chances of becoming bestsellers.
General Admission

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Derek’s talk on contemporary Irish writing will talk about novels of the Celtic Tiger period and consider how they reacted to and charted that moment of change and transformation. As an economic and cultural phenomenon, the advent of the Celtic Tiger meant that the traditional narratives by which Irish people lived and understood themselves, their society, and their culture began to vanish. Derek wants to argue that the novel form best articulates this moment of uncertainty. Writers Derek will focus on will include: John Banville, Anne Enright, Deirdre Madden, Roddy Doyle and Eilis Ni Dhuibhne.
General Admission

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Eugene O’Neill is generally acknowledged as the Shakespeare of the American stage, the founder of modern American theatre. It is little known that his actor father, James, emigrated from New Ross in the 1850s. This talk will introduce the life and works both of James and Eugene O’Neill and will examine the impact of emigration and Ireland on O’Neill’s major works.
General Admission

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If you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t know where to start, or if you’re returning to writing after some time away, this beginners workshop is the for YOU! The class will explore the wonderful world of creative writing. With steady encouragement and guidance, you will be inspired to tether the ideas and get writing. This could be the start of your first short story, or the beginnings of your first book.
General Admission

option 1: FROM BRAINSTORM TO BESTSELLERS

What Publishers Want from Writers – Michael Freeman

READ MORE

Traditional publishers care about quality production and literary masterpieces, but their core question is “How many copies will sell and make a reasonable profit?” Most authors and writers assume that when they submit their meticulously polished manuscript that it is ready to become a book and be published. There may be a better way than years of anxiety and trepidation and walls full of rejection letters to produce a quality book. Michael Freeman has been a publisher for half of his life-time, he will take away the mystery and offer you some new realities on what publishers want from writers to enhance their chances of becoming bestsellers.
General Admission

option 2: THE CONTEMPORARY IRISH NOVEL

with Derek Hand 

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Derek’s talk on contemporary Irish writing will talk about novels of the Celtic Tiger period and consider how they reacted to and charted that moment of change and transformation. As an economic and cultural phenomenon, the advent of the Celtic Tiger meant that the traditional narratives by which Irish people lived and understood themselves, their society, and their culture began to vanish. Derek wants to argue that the novel form best articulates this moment of uncertainty. Writers Derek will focus on will include: John Banville, Anne Enright, Deirdre Madden, Roddy Doyle and Eilis Ni Dhuibhne.
General Admission

option 3: THE LIFE AND WORK OF EUGENE O'NEILL

founder of the American Theatre by Richard Hayes

READ MORE

Eugene O’Neill is generally acknowledged as the Shakespeare of the American stage, the founder of modern American theatre. It is little known that his actor father, James, emigrated from New Ross in the 1850s. This talk will introduce the life and works both of James and Eugene O’Neill and will examine the impact of emigration and Ireland on O’Neill’s major works.
 General Admission

option 4: KEEP CALM AND KICK OFF

It’s time to stop talking and start writing Cat Hogan

READ MORE

If you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t know where to start, or if you’re returning to writing after some time away, this beginners workshop is the for YOU! The class will explore the wonderful world of creative writing. With steady encouragement and guidance, you will be inspired to tether the ideas and get writing. This could be the start of your first short story, or the beginnings of your first book.
General Admission

LUNCH 12:30PM – 1:30PM

1:30PM – 3:00PM  AFTERNOON SESSION

QUIET WRITING TIME

…time and space to write.

INTERVIEW

WORKSHOP

Poetry Writing with Mark Roper

WORKSHOP

Play Writing workshop with Billy Roche

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If you would like some quiet time to process what you have learned about writing or follow up a piece of inspiration received, or if you’d just like to write… this quiet writing time is for you.
General Admission

 

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‘…interviewing both Kit and Rob at Write By The Sea 2018 will not only be a joy but a stimulating privilege for me as well. Roll on September!” Rick O’Shea. Kit will talk about her new novel, The Trick to Time and how it was inspired by the landscape at Kilmore Quay, as well as her work with disadvantaged writers. Rob Doyle’s first novel, ‘Here Are The Young Men’ was selected as one of Hot Press magazine’s ’20 Greatest Irish Novels from 1916-2016’. His second book, ‘This is the Ritual’ was a book of the year in The New Statesman, Irish Times and Sunday Times. He is the editor of the Dalkey Archive’s Anthology of Irish Literature published in Spring 2018.
General Admission

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In this workshop we will use an exercise to write a poem. We will then work at shaping the poem and finally, we hope and trust to hear the finished result! Mark will provide stimulus and guidance, aiming to use the writing of a poem as the best method of learning about writing a poem. A highly experienced Creative Writing teacher, Mark has run courses and workshops in Waterford for over 25 years.
Limited to 12 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

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Up close and personal with playwright Billy Roche: writers may submit an excerpt from their play in advance for help and advice. Billy Roche will talk you through the rules of the road regarding playwriting and the tools needed to get you there.
Limited to 15 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contactwritebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

option 1: QUIET WRITING TIME

General Admission

option 2: INTERVIEW

Kit De Waal & Rob Doyle interviewed by Rick O’Shea

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‘…interviewing both Kit and Rob at Write By The Sea 2018 will not only be a joy but a stimulating privilege for me as well. Roll on September!” Rick O’Shea. Kit will talk about her new novel, The Trick to Time and how it was inspired by the landscape at Kilmore Quay, as well as her work with disadvantaged writers. Rob Doyle’s first novel, ‘Here Are The Young Men’ was selected as one of Hot Press magazine’s ’20 Greatest Irish Novels from 1916-2016’. His second book, ‘This is the Ritual’ was a book of the year in The New Statesman, Irish Times and Sunday Times. He is the editor of the Dalkey Archive’s Anthology of Irish Literature published in Spring 2018.
General Admission

option 3: WORKSHOP

Poetry Writing with Mark Roper 

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In this workshop we will use an exercise to write a poem. We will then work at shaping the poem and finally, we hope and trust to hear the finished result! Mark will provide stimulus and guidance, aiming to use the writing of a poem as the best method of learning about writing a poem. A highly experienced Creative Writing teacher, Mark has run courses and workshops in Waterford for over 25 years.
Limited to 12 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

option 4: WORKSHOP

Play Writing workshop with Billy Roche

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Up close and personal with playwright Billy Roche: writers may submit an excerpt from their play in advance for help and advice. Billy Roche will talk you through the rules of the road regarding playwriting and the tools needed to get you there.
Limited to 15 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contactwritebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

BREAK 3:00PM – 3:30PM

2018 Programme : Interview with John Banville

3:30PM – 5:00PM FEATURE INTERVIEW

JOHN BANVILLE

Interview & Reading with John Banville

by Derek Hand

This interview promises to be a fascinating ninety minutes exploring Banville’s beginnings as a writer, why fiction and not poetry or drama, the writing process – how he starts: where ideas come from,  growing up in Wexford and the importance of it as a place in his writing. Derek Hand will explore with John Banville the Benjamin Black novels versus the Banville novels and the themes that appear in his work among other topics.

2018 Programme : Interview with John Banville

SUNDAY 30th September 2018

Eventbrite - Write By The Sea 2018

8:00AM- 8:45AM MORNING CHILLOUT

Meditation walk along the beach

REGISTRATION 8:45AM – 9:15AM

9:00AM – 11:00AM morning session

ALL YOU NEED TO WRITE

Notebook, pen, memory & imagination with Fiona O’Rourke

CONVERSATION

with Sheila Llewellyn & Jackie HaydenThe nuts and bolts of writing historical fiction based on fact

KEEPING IT SHORT

Writing for Radio and Short Fiction workshop with John MacKenna

WORKSHOP

The role of Writing & Poetry in Positive Psychology with Dr Martina Carroll

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A practical workshop with Fiona O’Rourke. Fiona will use creative exercises to generate new work or focus on works in progress – fiction, memoir, poetry, reflective writing… you decide. Suitable for beginners and those already writing. “Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking, I have been jotting down ideas ever since.” (WBTS 2016) “Using imagination can be difficult, you made it easy and safe to share.” (WBTS 2017)
Note:  Commencing 9:00AM

Limited to 20 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

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What are the issues in writing novels with a historical context? How do you integrate fact into a fictional narrative? What are the ethics of using historical /real life figures? In conversation with Jackie Hayden, Sheila will also highlight the issues with readings from her acclaimed first novel ‘Walking Wounded’ ‘An expertly imagined novel about war’s long trail of damage’ – Hilary Mantel ‘A beautiful and humane debut novel’ – The Guardian
Note: Commencing 9:30AM

General Admission

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John MacKenna, from Castledermot in Kildare, is the author of novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and non-fiction. He is an acclaimed radio producer and broadcaster. He also teaches. This interview will review MacKenna’s career as a writer and will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of writing—the daily struggles and the variety of challenges presented by different genres and mediums.
Note: Commencing 9:30AM

General Admission

 

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Martina encourages people to discover their creative side for the benefit of themselves, their families and/or communities because living life creatively can bring happiness, joy and excitement. Convention can restrict us rather than freeing our imagination to tackle the causes of stress of unhappiness .Writing can help free our imagination and connect us to our deepest core.
Note: Commencing 9:00AM

 

Limited to 20 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.

option 1: ALL YOU NEED TO WRITE

Notebook, pen, memory & imagination with Fiona O’Rourke

READ MORE

A practical workshop with Fiona O’Rourke. Fiona will use creative exercises to generate new work or focus on works in progress – fiction, memoir, poetry, reflective writing… you decide. Suitable for beginners and those already writing. “Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking, I have been jotting down ideas ever since.” (WBTS 2016) “Using imagination can be difficult, you made it easy and safe to share.” (WBTS 2017)
Limited to 20 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.
Note:  Commencing 9:00AM

option 2: CONVERSATION

with Sheila Llewellyn & Jackie HaydenThe nuts and bolts of writing historical fiction based on fact

READ MORE

What are the issues in writing novels with a historical context? How do you integrate fact into a fictional narrative? What are the ethics of using historical /real life figures? In conversation with Jackie Hayden, Sheila will also highlight the issues with readings from her acclaimed first novel ‘Walking Wounded’ ‘An expertly imagined novel about war’s long trail of damage’ – Hilary Mantel ‘A beautiful and humane debut novel’ – The Guardian
  General Admission

Note: Commencing 9:30AM

option 3: KEEPING IT SHORT

Writing for Radio and Short Fiction workshop with John MacKenna

READ MORE

John MacKenna, from Castledermot in Kildare, is the author of novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and non-fiction. He is an acclaimed radio producer and broadcaster. He also teaches. This interview will review MacKenna’s career as a writer and will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of writing—the daily struggles and the variety of challenges presented by different genres and mediums.
General Admission

Note: Commencing 9:30AM

option 4: WORKSHOP

The role of Writing & Poetry in Positive Psychology with Dr Martina Carroll

READ MORE

Martina encourages people to discover their creative side for the benefit of themselves, their families and/or communities because living life creatively can bring happiness, joy and excitement. Convention can restrict us rather than freeing our imagination to tackle the causes of stress of unhappiness .Writing can help free our imagination and connect us to our deepest core.
Limited to 20 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this workshop.
 Note: Commencing 9:00AM

 

BREAK 11:00AM – 11:30AM

11:30AM – 12:30PM mid-morning session

STORYTELLING

WHAT AGENTS LOOK FOR

with Jo Unwin of JULA Agency

IS WRITING HISTORY A MYSTERY?

how to research and write by Liam Gaul

INTERVIEW

with playwright Jim Nolan by Dr Richard Hayes of Waterford Institute of Technology

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Wisdom Stories from Around the World: Wexford based storyteller, Margaret Galvin believes that It is through story that we understand. Join her for a compelling session of wisdom tales to increase our understanding of the ways of the world. Travel with her to the unlikely stronghold of the Earl of Benbo, to the cafe where cranes dance on the wall. Hear about the trickster’s pot that gave birth! Learn why the poor man gave away a diamond. Be enchanted and inspired.

With a repertoire of over a hundred and forty stories, gathered over twenty-five years of storytelling, Pat will have a musician accompanying him at Write By The Sea  as he regales us with some of his collection.

Brendan’s workshop will cover such areas as what makes a good story, the difference between the written and the verbal, where to find stories, how to develop them and how to deliver them.

Limited to 30 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this session and storyteller you wish to attend.

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Jo has worked in publishing for eight years.  She set up JULA working initially in association with RCW, and then in September ’16 opened her fully independent agency. Based at Somerset House she now has over thirty published (or soon-to-be-published) authors. She represents authors of literary fiction, commercial women’s fiction, Young Adult fiction, children’s fiction, comic writing and narrative non-fiction. In the last year alone she has had two authors longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, two longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Award, one shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize, one for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, one for the Costa First Novel, a winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award as well as several Sunday Times bestsellers.
General Admission

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A talk presented by author, historian and broadcaster, Liam Gaul, Outlining the work involved in researching, writing and publishing local historical events.
General Admission

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Jim Nolan is the founder and former artistic director of the famous Red Kettle Theatre Company in Waterford. Many of his plays are set in the South East of Ireland. Across a long and distinguished career he has examined the hearts and souls of ordinary and not so ordinary people in the region, exposing with great clarity the particularities of life in this part of the world. Amongst his works are Moonshine, Blackwater Angel, The Salvage Shop, Dreamland and Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye. This interview will review his career and reflect on what it means to be a writer from this part of Ireland.
General Admission

option 1: STORYTELLING

Wisdom Stories from Around the World

READ MORE

Wexford based storyteller, Margaret Galvin believes that It is through story that we understand. Join her for a compelling session of wisdom tales to increase our understanding of the ways of the world. Travel with her to the unlikely stronghold of the Earl of Benbo, to the cafe where cranes dance on the wall. Hear about the trickster’s pot that gave birth! Learn why the poor man gave away a diamond. Be enchanted and inspired.

With a repertoire of over a hundred and forty stories, gathered over twenty-five years of storytelling, Pat will have a musician accompanying him at Write By The Sea  as he regales us with some of his collection.

Brendan’s workshop will cover such areas as what makes a good story, the difference between the written and the verbal, where to find stories, how to develop them and how to deliver them.

Limited to 30 people

HOW TO BOOK

To reserve a place, please purchase an admission ticket to Write By The Sea on Eventbrite, then contact writebytheseakq@gmail.com quoting your name, your ticket order number and the name of this session.

option 2: WHAT AGENTS LOOK FOR

with Jo Unwin of JULA Agency 

READ MORE

Jo has worked in publishing for eight years.  She set up JULA working initially in association with RCW, and then in September ’16 opened her fully independent agency. Based at Somerset House she now has over thirty published (or soon-to-be-published) authors. She represents authors of literary fiction, commercial women’s fiction, Young Adult fiction, children’s fiction, comic writing and narrative non-fiction. In the last year alone she has had two authors longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, two longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Award, one shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize, one for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, one for the Costa First Novel, a winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award as well as several Sunday Times bestsellers.
General Admission

option 3: IS WRITING HISTORY A MYSTERY?

how to research and write by Liam Gaul

READ MORE

A talk presented by author, historian and broadcaster, Liam Gaul, Outlining the work involved in researching, writing and publishing local historical events.
 General Admission

option 4: INTERVIEW

with playwright Jim Nolan by Dr Richard Hayes of Waterford Institute of Technology

READ MORE

Jim Nolan is the founder and former artistic director of the famous Red Kettle Theatre Company in Waterford. Many of his plays are set in the South East of Ireland. Across a long and distinguished career he has examined the hearts and souls of ordinary and not so ordinary people in the region, exposing with great clarity the particularities of life in this part of the world. Amongst his works are Moonshine, Blackwater Angel, The Salvage Shop, Dreamland and Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye. This interview will review his career and reflect on what it means to be a writer from this part of Ireland.
General Admission

LUNCH 12:30PM – 1:45PM

1:45PM – 3:15PM afternoon session

CRIME WRITING

Talk & Workshop on Crime Writing by Sinead Crowley, RTÉ

INTERVIEW

SONG LYRICS, SERIOUS LITERATURE OR THROWAWAY POP?

THE INFLUENCE OF IRISH

on how we speak and write English with Séamus Ó Diollúin

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Sinead will be hosting a workshop on Irish crime fiction, starting with a discussion of contemporary trends and her own work. Sinead will then host an interactive session with the readers to include writing as well as reading crime fiction, and the publishing process.
General Admission

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John has written for theatre, he is a well known contributor to Sunday Miscellany, and has published collections of short stories. Richard Hayes will interview him on his work as a writer followed by Q&A
General Admission

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In the wake of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, and Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer Prize, Eleanor McEvoy explores the power of lyrics. Looking to her own songs and those of other writers, she explores the place song lyrics hold in today’s society.
General Admission

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While we’ve all come across the influence of loan words (and some dubious translations!) in Irish, we might not be as familiar with the influence of the Irish language on how we speak and write in English. This interactive workshop will focus on some of the more common (and not so common examples) of influences of Irish on English and look at a historical and linguistic context for this. Participants will be invited to use some of the examples in their own writing and then share those with the group.  
General Admission

 

option 1: CRIME WRITING

Talk & Workshop on Crime Writing by Sinead Crowley, RTÉ

READ MORE

Sinead will be hosting a workshop on Irish crime fiction, starting with a discussion of contemporary trends and her own work. Sinead will then host an interactive session with the readers to include writing as well as reading crime fiction, and the publishing process.
General Admission

option 2: INTERVIEW

with John MacKenna by Dr Richard Hayes

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John has written for theatre, he is a well known contributor to Sunday Miscellany, and has published collections of short stories. Richard Hayes will interview him on his work as a writer followed by Q&A
 General Admission

option 3: SONG LYRICS, SERIOUS LITERATURE OR THROWAWAY POP?

with Eleanor McEvoy 

READ MORE

In the wake of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature, and Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer Prize, Eleanor McEvoy explores the power of lyrics. Looking to her own songs and those of other writers, she explores the place song lyrics hold in today’s society.
General Admission

option 4: THE INFLUENCE OF IRISH

on how we speak and write English with Séamus Ó Diollúin

READ MORE

While we’ve all come across the influence of loan words (and some dubious translations!) in Irish, we might not be as familiar with the influence of the Irish language on how we speak and write in English. This interactive workshop will focus on some of the more common (and not so common examples) of influences of Irish on English and look at a historical and linguistic context for this. Participants will be invited to use some of the examples in their own writing and then share those with the group.

General Admission

BREAK 3:15PM – 3:30PM

2018 Programme : Interview with Jennifer Johnston

3:30PM FEATURE INTERVIEW

JENNIFER JOHNSTON

An Interview with Jennifer Johnston

by Jackie Hayden

Jackie Hayden will interview Jennifer Johnston about her pre-eminent position in modern Irish literature, the writers who inspired her, and her observations on the changes in Irish society and fiction since her first novel The Captains and The Kings in 1972.

2018 Programme : Interview with Jennifer Johnston

4:45PM Winning Entries

Winning entries from our Writing Competition will be read

5:00PM Festival Wrap up
with Performance by Peter Murphy

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Programme may be subject to change.

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