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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

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?

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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Cursed Murphy to launch new single at write by the sea

In case you haven’t noticed, Cursed Murphy is the performing name of writer, spoken-word performer and occasional actor Peter Murphy, and his concluding performance at Write by the Sea 2018 will coincide with the release of his new single ‘Foxhole Prayer’.  Peter has...

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The visual side of write by the sea

The visual side of write by the sea

Although the main focus of Write By The Sea has always been the written and spoken word, we do make room for the visual arts too. In previous years we’ve hosted sea-themed exhibitions of the paintings of renowned local resident Ivan Sutton and Kilmore Quay’s popular...

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ANOTHER FINE REVIEW FOR SHEILA LLEWELLYN

ANOTHER FINE REVIEW FOR SHEILA LLEWELLYN

One of the key attractions for Write By The Sea 2018 will be the appearance of author Sheila Llewellyn who will discuss her recent novel Walking Wounded with Jackie Hayden. The novel was given yet another positive review last week in The Times whose reviewer described...

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Women well-represented at write by the sea

Women well-represented at write by the sea

The recent furore over the lack of women in the programme for this year’s Magill Summer School prompted us to have a look through our own programme for Write By The Sea. It turns out that out of the 44 contributors in our schedule, set out on this website, 21 are...

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RTÉ SUPPORTING WRITE BY THE SEA

RTÉ SUPPORTING WRITE BY THE SEA

We are delighted to receive confirmation from RTÉ that the broadcaster has accepted Write By The Sea as part of its invaluable “RTÉ Supporting The Arts” scheme.  This is an exciting endorsement of our festival, and a terrific boost of confidence for our hard-working...

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Write more, read more, and eat more fish!…

Write more, read more, and eat more fish!…

Don't forget that all weekend ticket holders for Write By The Sea 2018 are invited to attend the official launch reception on Friday evening, September 28th, where they can enjoy a complimentary buffet including award-winning seafood dishes and liquid refreshments....

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We Totally agree with RTÉ!

The RTÉ website has a very useful listing of key literary festivals coming up in Ireland this year, and we’re very pleased to note that Write By The Sea is given a very prominent write-up. And how could we argue with RTÉ’s description that “The third annual...

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A RINGING ENDORSEMENT FROM DERVLA MURPHY FOR OUR FESTIVAL

A RINGING ENDORSEMENT FROM DERVLA MURPHY FOR OUR FESTIVAL

"In  the course of a very long life I’ve been to countless literary festivals, but Write By The Sea in Kilmore Quay is a very special experience. For several reasons – the beautiful and serene location, the quality of the welcome and the enthusiasm and keen...

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