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Writing for Children and Getting Published

Writing for Children and Getting Published

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Webb, who has published over 30 books for children, will lead the next Write by the Sea Zoom Room to Write on Saturday 8th May 2021. As there is a huge interest in writing for children at the moment, early booking is essential....

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Write your Way to Success

Write your Way to Success

If you are taking your first steps into fiction, memoir or poetry writing, entering the 2021 Write by the Sea Writing Competition can get you started.  In this article, Write by the Sea guest blogger, Chiara Liberio, talks to two past winners about their...

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Short Story Workshop by Angela Graham, 10 April ’21

Short Story Workshop by Angela Graham, 10 April ’21

The First-Person Short Story – Potential and Pitfalls. Now here's a real literary treat. In this unique workshop, Angela Graham, award winning writer and film-maker will focus on how to write from the point of view of "I". Twelve of the twenty-six stories in Angela...

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The Competition Portal is Open!

The Competition Portal is Open!

Our 2021 Writing Competition portal is now open for entries. We're offering €1,000 in prizes plus trophies! The categories are poetry, short story and memoir and you can submit as many entries as you like. We can't wait to read your work! to enter, click on Writing...

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The 2021 Writing Competition is Here

The 2021 Writing Competition is Here

Top prize €500 plus two category prizes of €250. It's time to write - our competition is opening soon! While we are still buzzing with excitement from last year’s competition, Write by the Sea is ready to set sail with the 2021 writing competition! As these chilly...

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2021 Festival News

2021 Festival News

Welcome to 2021. As Emily Dickinson 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....

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Happy Christmas from Write by the Sea

Happy Christmas from Write by the Sea

Well, what a year it has been for the arts and for Write by the Sea Kilmore Quay. We are grateful to all those who helped us to keep the festival flame alight in 2020. Thanks to our writers and artists who joined us in our Zoom Room to Write to deliver memorable...

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Candlelit Tales Replay

Candlelit Tales Replay

Spooky Stories from Candlelit Tales At Halloween Write by the Sea Literary Festival brought you a very special online event.  Celebrating the ancient Irish festival of Samhain/Halloween through exciting stories from Irish mythology and folklore. We are delighted to be...

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A Celebration of New Writing – 21 October 2020

A Celebration of New Writing – 21 October 2020

*Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this event will now take place via Zoom. Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 8.00 pm: A Celebration of New Writing from Wexford and Beyond. Join us online, for live readings of the winning Short Story, Memoir and Poem...

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2020 Writing Competition Shortlist

Write by The Sea is delighted to announce the 2020 Writing Competition Shortlist for our three categories: Poetry, Memoir, and Short Story. Congratulations to all who have made it to the shortlist. Note: We received almost 300 competition entries and multiple entries...

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Write By The Sea 2020 Writing Competition – Now Open

Top Prize €500 and Two Category Prizes of €250  In keeping with Kilmore Quay’s maritime location and traditions, the general competition theme is ‘Waves’ and all entries must relate to this theme.  There are three competition categories: 1. Fiction Short Story...

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Our Early Birds Just Got earlier!

Our Early Birds Just Got earlier!

Due to popular demand our Early Bird tickets will now go on sale on the earlier date of 31st of March.  Sweep down and scoop up a weekend Write by the Sea Festival ticket at a reduced price.  We'll bring you news of our full line up when our programme has fully...

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