Write By The Sea 23-25 Sep 2022

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Dear Festival Friends,

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next Write By The Sea Literary Festival which will take place from September 23rd-25th 2022. Save the dates in your diary now. Come and enjoy workshops on many literary genres as well as conversations and interviews with some of our most celebrated writers and much, much more. We look forward to seeing you in person, if restrictions allow, in September 2022 and to giving you a personal experience of a great Kilmore Quay weekend. We will be posting details of our programme here very soon.

Flash Back: Write By The Sea Literary Festival 2021 took place from 22nd to 26th September. The festival was fully online, featuring an exciting and stimulating array of online events. We had an amazing line-up of national and international writers who delivered an exciting programme of interviews, experiential workshops, readings and talks. Take a look at our 2021 programme to find out more about the writers who made up this rich and varied programme. Thank you to all who participated. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

We hope you can find all the information you need about the festival and the picturesque village of Kilmore Quay, on our website. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our Write by The Sea 2022 national and international writers will be here from 23-25 September 2022 to celebrate an exciting programme of interviews, experiential workshops, readings and talks with you. Full details of our 2022 programme coming soon! Click below to view our 2021 writers.

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The next festival takes place from September 23rd-25th 2022. Save the dates in your diary now. We look forward to seeing you in Kilmore Quay in 2022.

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Congratulations to our 2021 competition winners,  announced by Colm Tóibín at our Festival edition of Room to Write. The overall winner was announced in October 2021 at a special online ceremony.

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Room to Write

Write by the Sea is adapting to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and our Room to Write series has become the Zoom Room to Write series online.

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Festival Venue

In the heart of Kilmore Quay, the Stella Maris Centre  hosts the annual Write By the Sea Literary Festival and monthly Room to Write meeting.

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Where to Stay

Only twenty-five minutes from Rosslare Europort & Wexford town, this corner of South County Wexford is a tranquil getaway with plenty of local accommodation options to choose from.

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About Us

A key event in the Autumn literary calendar, Write By The Sea has become the place to be on the last weekend of September every year.

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Kilmore Quay

Write By The Sea is a literary festival set in the intimate fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford.

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