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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Naming Sin: Flannery O’Connor’s mark on Bruce Springsteen.

Naming Sin: Flannery O’Connor’s mark on Bruce Springsteen.

Dappled Sin: Flannery O'Connor's mark on Bruce Springsteen. An insightful article by Damian J. Ference on the website DappledThings.org Excerpt: "Springsteen explains his initial draw to O’Connor: “The really important reading that I did began in my late twenties,...

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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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Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne

Winner of the 2018 Irish PEN Award for Contribution to Irish Literature, Catherine Dunne is the author of ten published novels. Her one work of non-fiction, An Unconsidered People,is a social history that explores the lives of Irish immigrants in London in the 1950’s....

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TOP NAMES CONFIRMED FOR 2019

TOP NAMES CONFIRMED FOR 2019

Details of the fourth Write By The Sea 2019 Literary Festival, have been announced. With “Drawn To The Sea” as this year’s theme, the festival will takeplace in Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, after an opening reception on...

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FOURTH ANNUAL WRITE BY THE SEA LITERARY FESTIVAL

FOURTH ANNUAL WRITE BY THE SEA LITERARY FESTIVAL

The fourth annual Write By The Sea Literary Festival takes place from Friday, September 27, to Sunday, September 29, at the Stella Maris Centre in the picturesque fishing village of Kilmore Quay. Although still putting the finishing touches to this year’s programme,...

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WRITE BY THE SEA PUBLISH FIRST BOOK!

WRITE BY THE SEA PUBLISH FIRST BOOK!

The first book bearing the Write By The Sea imprint was published in January, 2019. It’s called SEA FEVER and is based primarily on deeply personal interviews the author Jackie Hayden conducted with members of the Kilmore Quay fishing community. Through their own...

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THANK YOU ALL FOR A MOST MEMORABLE WEEKEND!

THANK YOU ALL FOR A MOST MEMORABLE WEEKEND!

We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback received during and following Write By The Sea 2018. And what a weekend it was, easily our most successful event to date, with Kilmore Quay all a-buzz with talk of books and writers and reading and writing. So a great...

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John Banville for Book Centre signing

John Banville for Book Centre signing

On route to his Write By the Sea interview with Derek Hand next Saturday afternoon as part of Write By The Sea 2018, John Banville will be stopping at the Wexford Book Centre on South Main Street to sign copies of his books. The award-winning and...

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Are you a writer in need of publication?

Are you a writer in need of publication?

One of the most common questions asked by our current crop of new writers is “How do I get my work published?” But fret no more! Write By the Sea 2018 will offer you considerable help in finding the answer via two highly experienced contributors, Jo Unwin and Michael...

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DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT…?

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT…?

Yes, did you hear the one about Write By The Sea 2018 featuring three of the most enthralling storytellers around? The programme does indeed include Margaret Galvin, Pat Jordan and Brendan Power. Wexford-based storyteller Galvin will offer one of her compelling...

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