Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

Upcoming Events


16:30 - 18:45 fri27sep16:30fri18:45Festival Opening & ReceptionThis year’s Festival is officially opened by celebrated poet Patrick Cotter. Winners of the 2024 Writing Competition will read their work and receive their prizes. This event is followed by a drinks reception.Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

19:00 - 20:00 fri27sep19:00fri20:00In Conversation - Tessa Hadley &Lucy CaldwellJoin acclaimed author Tessa Hadley (After The Funeral, Free Love, Late in the Day, The Past) and award-winning writer and editor Lucy Caldwell (Openings, Intimacies, These Days, Being Various: New Irish Short Stories) in conversation about the writer's forensic compulsion to capture the essence of all that makes us human on the page.Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

09:00 - 11:00 sat28sep09:00sat11:00Workshop - Working with sound to make your poem more publishablePatrick Cotter will examine poems which exploit the possibilities of assonance, consonance, alliteration, internal rhyme, pararhyme. He will attend to the integrity of the line and strategies for eliminating clichés. Poets can submit a poem in advance that they believe requires further work and can benefit from the constructive, critical attention of the group on the day.Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

11:30 - 12:30 sat28sep11:30sat12:30Interview - Elaine Feeney & Aoife BarryBooker-nominated novelist, playwright and poet Elaine Feeney (All The Good Things You Deserve, How to Build a Boat, As You Were) will sit down for a warm and intimate conversation with journalist, writer, and broadcaster Aoife Barry (Social Capital).Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

16:30 - 17:30 sat28sep16:30sat17:30In Conversation - Andrew O’Hagan & Matt CooperMulti-award-winning writer Andrew O'Hagan (Mayflies, The Illuminations, Our Fathers) returns to Write By The Sea to discuss his sprawling, Dickensian and piercingly funny state-of-a-nation novel, Caledonian Road, with Matt Cooper of The Last Word on Today FM.Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

09:00 - 11:00 sun29sep09:00sun11:00Workshop - Memoir & LifewritingAre you thinking about writing your life story? Exploring and sharing your personal experience can be daunting - but it can also be cathartic and lead to unexpected discoveries. This hands-on workshop with memoirist, Liz Jensen, will offer practical exercises and discussions on narrative structure, ethics, voice, intention, silencing the inner critic and more. Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

11:00 - 12:00 sun29sep11:00sun12:00Debut Novelists: Cathy Sweeney & Niamh Mulvey in conversation with Olivia FitzsimonsNiamh Mulvey (The Amendments) and Cathy Sweeney (Breakdown) explore raw and complex emotional territory in their extraordinary debut novels. Olivia Fitzsimons (The Quiet Whispers Never Stop) chairs a conversation with two of Ireland’s rising literary stars about belonging and rebellion, rage and reckoning, joy and transformation.Stella Maris Centre, Crossfarnoge, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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