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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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More big names added to our wonderful programme!

More big names added to our wonderful programme!

Two of the most popular figures of Irish literature, John Banville and Jennifer Johnston, have been added to our programme for September. John Banville will be in conversation with Derek Hand, Head of the School of English in Dublin City University and the author of...

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KIT DE WAAL FANS’ DELIGHT AT HER VISIT TO KILMORE QUAY

With her latest novel The Trick To Time set in Kilmore Quay and her native Birmingham, fans of Kit de Waal are already looking forward to her appearance at Write By The Sea 2018 when she and Rob Doyle will be interviewed by RTE presenter Rick O’Shea. The Trick To Time...

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DONAL RYAN COMPARED TO JOYCE

The team here at Write By The Sea are delighted to see that Donal Ryan’s new novel From A Low Quiet Sea (love the marine connection!) is garnering such favourable critical responses, especially as we recall how Donal enthralled many with his interview at our festival...

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SEASCAPES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

SEASCAPES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

On two upcoming Fridays, March 9 and 23, the Seascapes programme on RTE Radio 1 at 10.30 pm will broadcast two more winning entries in our writing competitions for attendees at last year’s Write By The Sea festival. Marie Noonan will read her victorious short story,...

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WRITE BY THE SEA WINNERS ON RTE

WRITE BY THE SEA WINNERS ON RTE

The three winners of last year’s Write By The Sea writing competitions have recorded their winning entries for broadcast on RTE Radio 1’s Seascapes programme that airs every Friday night at 10.30 with presenter Fergal Keane.  This is the second year the programme has...

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WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

We are delighted to announce that the third Write By The Sea Festival will take place from Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th 2018. Further details will be announced in the near future.  

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DONAL RYAN SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR AWARD

DONAL RYAN SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR AWARD

Donal Ryan, who made a very stimulating contribution to Write By The Sea in 2017, has been shortlisted for the 2018 international Dublin Literary Award for his novel All We Shall Know.  The top prize is €100,000, and we are delighted to note that among the other...

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CAT HOGAN’S WRITING CLASSES

CAT HOGAN’S WRITING CLASSES

Crime author Cat Hogan, who made significant contributions to the first two Write By the Sea festivals, has announced details of her Creative Writing classes at the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay. The series runs from Tuesday February 6, 2018 to March 13, from...

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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Congratulations to Sarah Webb, who won Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)  with her book A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood  illustrated by Steve Mc Carthy a the recent  Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Also nominated in the...

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Competition Winners 2017

Competition Winners 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our writing competition at Write By The Sea 2017 are: Non-Fiction:    Nanny Water Cottage by Theresa Ryan Fiction: Island by Marie Noonan Poetry:  Island Paradox by Mary Kavanagh Details of when the winning entries will be...

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A Word of Thanks to our Sponsors

A Word of Thanks to our Sponsors

It takes a lot of hard work and commitment by a great many people to bring an event like this together. We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors for their generous and unwavering support which helped us turn our vision of a literary festival into a...

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Jackie Hayden – Dylan, Dylan And Me

Jackie Hayden – Dylan, Dylan And Me An informative lecture in which Jackie describes how he discovered Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas via Bob Dylan and The Beatles, and how it lead to him writing the book and CD, A Map of Love – about Dylan Thomas. About Jackie One of...

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Writing For Radio

AM Cousins –Writing For Radio (limited numbers) This workshop will be an introduction to writing for radio.  Participants will be given an opportunity to develop their own memoir/life-writing skills with a series of short exercises, followed by group discussion. About...

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The People, Events and Places That Have Shaped Us

Margaret Galvin – The People, Events and Places That Have Shaped Us    (limited numbers) Margaret’s workshop aims to reconnect participants with their memories and personal stories in order to revisit, acknowledge and perhaps celebrate the past in the service of...

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Writing e-books

Daithi Kavanagh – Writing eBooks  The workshop will explain to writers the benefits of having your novel published in digital format. It will also look at the advantages that one might encounter having their novel published as an eBook as opposed to print. I will also...

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Kickstart Creative Writing

Creative Writing Kick Start with Fiona O'Rourke  Limited Numbers: 15 adults (age 18+) This workshop offers the space and time to kick start creativity. Writing exercises designed to encourage new stories and instil belief in one's ability to write. Participants just...

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Write By The Sea 2016

Write By The Sea 2016

Write By The Sea, a festival of writing and reading will take place for the first time in Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford from September 23rd to September 25th, 2016. The theme for the 2016 festival is The Sea, and the inaugural festival will officially open with a reception...

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