Welcome to 2021. As Emily Dickenson famously said, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul” and here at Write by The Sea, firmly perched in our souls is the fervent hope that we will stage our 2021 festival from 24-26 September with a live audience. Our writers and facilitators can’t wait to appear on stage (Government regulations permitting) and we will also be delivering some festival events virtually. Next month we will launch our annual writing competition with a prize fund of €1,000 and we will begin the 2021 Zoom Room to Write monthly series too. So meanwhile, from all of us in Kilmore Quay, stay safe everyone and we will see you soon!