Write By the Sea is a boutique literary festival set in the attractive fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford.
Join us for a weekend of readings, conversations, workshops and interviews with some of our most celebrated writers.
We keep the event small and intimate with plenty of opportunities to mingle, not just with your fellow attendees, but with many of the writers and speakers too.
A beautiful fresh seafood lunch, sourced by our local fishing boats, is served each day and is included in the ticket price. Non-fish-eaters, Vegans and Vegetarians are catered for with pleasure.
Come spend a day or the whole weekend with us and feed your mind, your body and your soul.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out Where To Stay
Volunteer with us
Write By The Sea Literary Festival Kilmore Quay is created and run by volunteers. If you have some spare time to offer you will be helping to make the Write By The Sea Festival a success for all who participate and for the whole community of Kilmore Quay, while making some new friends too.Volunteer with us
Festival Gallery 2022
View a selection of photos showing all the excitement and buzz of the Write By The Sea Festival 2022Find Out Where To Stay
Writing Competition – Doors Closing 4th June
This is the final boarding call for entrants to our 2023 writing competition. Send us your poems, short stories, flash fiction pieces and memoirs/personal essays. You could share in our prize pot of €3,200. You could also receive a beautiful...
Spotlight on Flash Writer Pierre Perera
Write By The Sea caught up recently with our 2022 Flash Fiction prize winner Pierre Perera to find out about his winning experience. His story is very encouraging, particularly for writers who may be coy about entering writing competitions. As well...