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Latest News from Write By the Sea

Festival Evaluation Sheet

If you attended the festival this year but did not get a chance to complete the paper evaluation sheet, fear not! We want to hear what you have to say, and we've made the survey available online. Just click on this link and fill out the form to make your voice heard....

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Sep 2022 – And the winners are…..

Sep 2022 – And the winners are…..

We are delighted to announce that the winners of our Write By The Sea Literary Festival Writing Competition 2022 are: Flash Fiction & Overall Winner Excuse me, what are your opinions about the end of the world? - Pierre Perera Download Short Story The Beachcomber...

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Writing Competition Shortlist 2022

Writing Competition Shortlist 2022

We are delighted to announce the Write By The Sea 2022 Writing Competition Shortlist for the Categories of Flash Fiction, Poetry and Fiction Short Story. FLASH FICTION The Lah de dah Electra goes to boarding school Blackcurrants  An awful gift Courage ...

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Coming up – 9th April 2022

Coming up – 9th April 2022

Love them or hate them - some characters jump off the page and you just can't shake them! Write By The Sea's Zoom Room To Write brings you yet another great workshop to sharpen your quill. Book your place now with acclaimed author Michèle Forbes (Ghost Moth and Edith...

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Announcing our 2022 Writing Competition

Announcing our 2022 Writing Competition

It's here! We are delighted to announce the Write by the Sea 2022 Writing Competition with a prize fund of €1,000 and unique hand-carved trophies for the winners in our three categores (Fiction, Flash Fiction and Poetry) . You can view the rules here...

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Sep 2021 – And the winners are…..

Sep 2021 – And the winners are…..

We are delighted to announce that the winners of our Write By The Sea Literary Festival Writing Competition 2021 are: Short Story and Overall Winner Neil Tully  - Number 27 Poem Marian Murphy - Harvest Memoir Maureen Gallagher -  The Polly Doll...

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Sep 2021 Lucy Moore interview with The Nerve Podcast

Sep 2021 Lucy Moore interview with The Nerve Podcast

In this episode, Dr Jenny O’Connor speaks to Lucy Moore of the Write by the Sea Festival which takes place in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. This year, the festival remains online and will host the likes of Douglas Kennedy, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Colm Tóibín, Melatu Uche...

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August 2021 – 2021 Programme Launched

August 2021 – 2021 Programme Launched

Welcome to our 22-26 September 2021 Write by the Sea Festival Programme. Our 2021 festival features the return of some of our most popular writers, workshops and fringe events. To see our full schedule of events, and to book tickets, click here. Tickets for some...

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Competition 2021 Shortlist Announced

Competition 2021 Shortlist Announced

Write By The Sea Writing Competition 2021 Shortlists Announced. Please note that due to several entries having the same title, each successful writer has been notified by email of their shortlisted piece. If you have not received an email from us, then unfortunately...

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June 2021 – Winter in Tabriz by Sheila Llewellyn

June 2021 – Winter in Tabriz by Sheila Llewellyn

Acclaimed writer Sheila Llewellyn, who featured in our third Literary Festival in 2018, talks to Write by the Sea about the background to her latest book Winter in Tabriz, which is published by Hatchette and is available from 24 June 21.  It has been selected by...

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May 2021 Poetry lessons from award-winning poet Joe Neal

May 2021 Poetry lessons from award-winning poet Joe Neal

What does it take to be an award-winning poet? Our Guest Blogger Chiara Liberio chatted with Joe Neal, winner of the write by the Sea 2020 Poetry Competition (and overall 2020 Writing Competition prize-winner) to see if he could share any of his secrets. Joe Neal was...

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April 2021 – Writing for Children and Getting Published

April 2021 – 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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April 2021 – Write your Way to Success

April 2021 – 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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