Write By the Sea Literary Festival 2018 takes place from September 28th to 30th 2018 in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, Ireland. We invite you to browse our programme and find out more about our writers who make up this rich and varied programme. We hope you can find all the information you need about the festival and the picturesque village of Kilmore Quay, where we are based, here on our website. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in September!
An exciting mix of interviews with well-known authors, information about working with an agent, getting your book published, experiential workshops, readings, talks, writing for theatre, crime writing, song lyric writing, storytelling, poetry and convivial conversation!
Two of the most popular figures of Irish literature, John Banville and Jennifer Johnston feature in the 2018 programme which also includes a strong local presence and key contributors Kit de Waal, Cath Staincliffe, Rob Doyle, Eleanor McEvoy and Rick O’Shea.
Entries are now invited for our writing competitions. In keeping with Kilmore Quay’s maritime location and traditions, the general theme is Coastlines.
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.
Acclaimed painter Serena Caulfield will exhibit a selection of her work that graphically reflects this year’s Write By The Sea theme of Coastlines.
The story so far….Photos and comments from previous festivals.
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.
“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.