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

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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Early Bird Tickets 2020

Early Bird Tickets 2020

Write By The Sea Early Bird Tickets will go on sale at the end of April 2020.  We're busy putting the programme together and we'll have some surprises about the line up to announce soon.  We can't wait!

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Room To Write is off to a Flying 2020 Start

Room To Write is off to a Flying 2020 Start

The first Room to Write of 2020 took place in the Stella Maris Centre on Saturday the 11th of January.  Buoyed up by New Year’s Resolutions to simply make time to write this year, the enthusiastic writers were guided by our skilful Resident Facilitator Fintan Murphy....

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Room to Write – a Masterclass from Margaret Galvin

Room to Write – a Masterclass from Margaret Galvin

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. Every quarter we feature a guest facilitator and on the 14th of December 2019, acclaimed Wexford poet Margaret Galvin led...

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Christmas Greetings from the Write By The Sea crew to you, our funders, sponsors, writers, volunteers and supporters. What began as a spark of inspiration in our small community has now become a vibrant annual literary festival with a national and international...

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Storytelling Event

Storytelling Event

Write By The Sea and Wexford Library are delighted to present an hour of storytelling from some of Ireland's most beloved storytellers, EDDIE LENIHAN, JOE BRENNAN AND BAYA Date: Saturday 28th September 2019 Time: 7pm Venue: Registration is at 6.45pm in the Stella...

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Spotlight on Theo Dorgan

Spotlight on Theo Dorgan

Born in Cork in 1953, Theo Dorgan has carved out a career in the arts and media that has generated much acclaim for his work as a travel writer, poet, translator, radio and tv presenter on RTE and BBC, and film director. He obtained an MA in English from UCC, and...

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Spotlight on Paula Meehan

Spotlight on Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan was born in 1955 in Dublin where she still lives. While attending St. Michael's Holy Faith Covent in Dublin she was expelled after organising a protest march against the school regime. She later studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Eastern...

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Kevin Doyle Book Launch

Kevin Doyle Book Launch

Kevin Doyle, one of the amazing writers in this year's festival, is launching his new book 'A River of Bodies' on Thursday 25th July in Easons, St. Patrick Street Cork at 6.30pm. A River of Bodies is the much awaited sequel to his brilliant debut novel 'To Keep A Bird...

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Spotlight on Kit de Waal

Spotlight on Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal is an award-winning writer whose novels place ordinary people at the centre of the story. Her debut novel,My Name is Leon(2016), was the winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017 and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize, among others....

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Spotlight on Dermot Bolger

Spotlight on Dermot Bolger

One of Ireland’s best known writers, Dermot Bolger’s fourteen novels include The Journey Home,  Tanglewood, and The Lonely Sea and Sky, based on a famous wartime rescue by a tinty Wexford ship, the M V Kerlogue. His numerous plays include an adaption of...

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Spotlight on Mike McCormack

Spotlight on Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack is currently writer-in-residence at Villanova University in the USA.  The author of the globally-acclaimed novel Solar Bones, he was elected to the Hennessy Hall of Fame this year. He was born in London to Mayo parents in 1965 but as a young boy elected...

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