Room to Write

Linked to our Write By the Sea festival, Room to Write usually takes place in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on the second Saturday of every month. Write by the Sea is adapting to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and our Room to Write series has become the Zoom Room to Write series online.

In the future, Room to Write will still provide opportunities to writers to write, to consult writing resources, to read, and to connect with other writers. All in a friendly, congenial atmosphere.

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A Masterclass from acclaimed Colombian Novelist, Jorge Franco

A Masterclass from acclaimed Colombian Novelist, Jorge Franco

Join Jorge Franco for an enthralling Write by the Sea Masterclass. Journey with him as he explains how his native Columbia influences his approach to his characters, themes, narrative and voice. In return, Jorge will challenge you to explore the impact of your place of origin on your own writing and he will answer your questions.
Hasta la vista!

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Focus on our Resident Facilitator

Fintan Murphy was born in Mayglass, Co Wexford, and has been involved in amateur drama and literary pursuits all his life. His work in the civil and public services took him to various parts of Ireland, before returning to Wexford. His love of his home areas of Forth and Bargy and his time in Co Clare and the Gaeltacht areas of Kerry and Connemara informs much of his writing.

He has had poetry, short stories, articles and humorous pieces published in various newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. For the stage he has written award-winning adaptations of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, and of his own short story a Bit of a Break. His first book of poetry Slender Toward the Sky was published in 2006 and was a local best-seller.

Fintan Murphy (left) pictured with Jarlath Glynn at the 2018 Festival launch.

Join us Next Month

You don’t have to be a famous writer. Just someone who has pen and paper and a burning desire to get writing!

If you would like an email alert from us about the next guest-facilitated workshop,
please email us at festival@writebythesea.ie and we will put you on our mailing list.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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