Write By the Sea Programme

4th Annual Festival 27th-29th September 2019

Includes interviews with well-known, national and international writers and experts, experiential workshops, readings and talks. Come and enjoy drama, crime writing, short stories, story-telling, poetry, memoir writing and much, much more

saturday 28th September

08:00

FRINGE EVENT

Yoga with Mary Duane

Stella Maris Centre

09:30 – 11:00

Flannery O’Connor: From Ireland to Savannah.

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

09:30 – 11:00

Readings From Crime Fiction & Q&A

The Wooden House*

09:30 – 11:00

Jumping In by Joe Brennan
An Introduction to oral story-telling**

Lifeboat House

09:30 – 11:00

The Writer as Navigator: Readings by Theo Dorgan, poet & navigator

Coast Hotel Kilmore Quay

11.00 – 11:30

Saturday Morning Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Write Here, Right Now. 
A practical hands-on writing workshop

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

11:30 – 12:30

Poetry Readings

The Wooden House*

11:30 – 12:30

Freelance Journalism: Finding the Story

Lifeboat House

11:30 – 12:30

It happened this way and no other way: John McGahern’s Art and the development of Irish fiction

Coast Hotel Kilmore Quay

12.30 – 14:00

Saturday Lunch Break

Lunch is served in the Stella Maris Centre. Please email your preference of  veg, fish or meat option to writebytheseakq@gmail.com

14:00 – 15:30

Readings by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald and Sarah Carroll, Moderated by Dr Richard Hayes

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

14:00 – 15:30

Interview & Drama Excerpts with Michelle Dooley Mahon by Jackie Hayden

The Wooden House*

14:00 – 15:30

Marilyn Monroe at the End of her Career: Writer, Actress, Star.**

Lifeboat House

14:00 – 15:30

Forty Years a Growing in Sports Writing. Vincent Hogan speaks to Tom Mooney

Coast Hotel Kilmore Quay

15.30 – 15:40

Saturday Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00

Mike McCormack Interview with Theo Dorgan

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

19:00 – 20:00

See reception in Stella Maris Centre

19:00 – 20:00

See reception in Stella Maris Centre

19:00 – 20:00

Storytelling with Eddie Lenihan **

Stella Maris Centre

20:00 – 22:30

Music

Various Venues

Sunday 29th September

08:00

FRINGE EVENT

Beach Walk with Marie Christine Jolly

Meet at Stella Maris Centre

09:30 – 11:00

Breaking Into Crime Writing Workshop

The Wooden House*

09:30 – 11:00

Eoghan and Eleanor talk to Sue about their experiences of getting their first novel published and what happens next.

Lifeboat House

09:30 – 11:00

Readings by Catherine Dunne (Irish Pen Award) & Sue Hubbard, poet, critic and novelist

Coast Hotel Kilmore Quay

09:30 – 11:00

How Far Can You Go?
Introduction to Memoir Writing with Éilís Ní Dhuibhne**

Harbour Office*

11.00 – 11:25

Sunday Morning Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30

Dermot Bolger, Novelist, Playwright, Poet, interviewed by Professor Victor Merriman

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

11:30 – 13:30

The Dream Life of Poems, a poetry writing workshop **

Harbour Office*

11:30 – 13:30

Voice and Character: an interactive workshop on the essentials of Character Building

Lifeboat House

11:30 – 13:30

Memoir Writing: Jackie Hayden speaks to Ruth Fitzmaurice & Eilís Ni Dhuibhne about the process.

Coast Hotel Kilmore Quay

13.30 – 14:30

Sunday Lunch Break

Lunch is served in the Stella Maris Centre. Please email your preference of  veg, fish or meat option to writebytheseakq@gmail.com

14:30 – 15:30

Flannery O’Connor’s Advice to Writers, the Southern Gothic Tradition, and the American Short Story.

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

14:30 – 15:30

Sara Baume Interviewed by Dr Richard Hayes

 

The Wooden House*

14:30 – 15:30

Losing The Plot – How to deal with all the challenges of making time to write.

Lifeboat House

14:30 – 15:30

Beginnings, middles and ends – tackling the structure of your novel  **

Coast Hotel Kilmore Quay

15:30 – 16:30

Sinead Gleeson interviewed by Sue Leonard

Saltees Room
Stella Maris Centre

* NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

** LIMITED PLACES – PRE BOOKING REQUIRED
To book a place at an event with limited places, please email writebytheseakq@gmail.com

*** LUNCH IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET.
If you have a preference for either seafood, meat or vegan, please email writebytheseakq@gmail.com

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION IS IN THE STELLA MARIS CENTRE FROM 08:30 EACH DAY

Programme is subject to change