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 Friday, September 27.

For Write By The Sea 2019 key contributors will include such major figures in Irish literature as Mike McCormack, Theo Dorgan, Sinead Gleeson, Dermot Bolger, Sara Baume and Catherine Dunne. Éilísh Ní Dhuibhne and Ruth Fitzmaurice will be interviewed about books they’ve published on the deaths of loved ones, and award-winning young local poet Sinead O’Reilly will recite her work on-stage with one of her heroes, Paula Meehan. Kit de Waal, who was one of the key contributors last year, is back again in the village where she set part of her most recent novel A Trick To Time.

Other key contributors are yet to be confirmed, including many Wexford-based authors who will present workshops on different aspects of writing and getting published.

Announcing details of Write By The Sea 2019, the chair of the organising committee Lucy Moore explained, ‘Write By The Sea has been an enormous success with established authors, readers and writers, and our stimulating mix of talks, readings, interviews and workshops draws visitors from all over Ireland and the UK. Even before any details were announced for 2019 we had many advance bookings. We are also hoping to confirm an art exhibition by a nationally-known local artist whose work fits perfectly into this year’s “Drawn To The Sea” theme.”