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And the winners are…..

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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Lucy Moore interview with The Nerve Podcast

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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2021 Programme Launched

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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Launch of 2021 Programme

Launch of 2021 Programme

Don't miss the launch of our Literary Festival 2021 Programme on the evening of Tuesday 31st August.Tickets for some events are limited so register early to be sure of your place.

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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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Winter in Tabriz by Sheila Llewellyn

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 the...

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Poetry lessons from award-winning poet Joe Neal

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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Poetry Masterclass with Mary O’Donnell, 12 June

Poetry Masterclass with Mary O’Donnell, 12 June

Here's a unique opportunity to join renowned Poet, Short Story Writer and Novelist Mary O'Donnell in a Masterclass. To book, click the link in this post or click the Eventbrite tab at the top of our homepage. A special feature of this event is that...

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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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