Write by the Sea is delighted to announce the next workshop in its popular Zoom Room to Write Series. Join award-winning, internationally acclaimed poet, Paula Meehan for a unique morning of poetry when you will have the chance to share ideas and...
*Please note that due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this event will now take place via Zoom. Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 8.00 pm: A Celebration of New Writing from Wexford and Beyond. Join us online, for live readings of the winning Short...
Dear Festival friends
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next Write by the Sea Literary Festival. The next festival takes place from September 24th-26th 2021. Our 2020 national and international writers will be there to celebrate an exciting programme of interviews, experiential workshops, readings and talks with you. Save the dates in your diary now. Come and enjoy short stories, storytelling, poetry, memoir writing, writing graphic novels and much, much more. We look forward to seeing you next year in Kilmore Quay. In the meantime, watch this space for details of our monthly Zoom Room to Write Sessions.
We hope you can find all the information you need about the festival and the picturesque village of Kilmore Quay, where we are based, here on our website. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
ROOM TO WRITE
The programme for Write By The Sea includes a generous mix of talks, readings, interviews and workshops. Overlooking the picturesque Saltee Islands, the inspirational setting of Kilmore Quay is also an appropriate location in which to celebrate the international achievements of Irish authors and to encourage new writing across all genres.
Our 2019 line up of distinguished authors and presenters included Sara Baume, Dermot Bolger, Kevin Doyle, Catherine Dunne, Theo Dorgan, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Sinead Gleeson, Lisa Harding and Paula Meehan. In previous years we have had the pleasure of welcoming travel writers Dervla Murphy and Geoff Hill, authors Donal Ryan, John Banville, Jennifer Johnston, Kit de Waal, Cath Staincliffe, Rob Doyle, Cat Hogan and Peter Murphy; Marcus Connaughton, Rick O’Shea, Jackie Hayden and Tom Mooney; singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy; poets Thomas McCarthy, Jim Maguire and Joe Neal; playwright Billy Roche and award-winning children’s author Sarah Webb.
Write By The Sea workshops have included wide ranging tops such as: Breaking Into Crime Writing; The Essentials of Character Writing; Oral Storytelling; Getting Started in Writing; Approaching Publishers; Marketing your Book via the Internet; Writing Poetry; Writing for the Stage, tv and Radio, and Journalism (freelance, sports, music and general topics). Write By The Sea has become the place to be on the last weekend of September every year and is now a key event in the Autumn literary calendar.
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