New 'Write By The Sea' festival for Kilmore Quay
A new festival of writing and reading is being established in Kilmore Quay with the inaugural event taking place over the weekend from September 23 to 25.
Write by the Sea will feature Wexford authors in a programme of workshops, readings and interviews with an emphasis on learning how to write.
It is intended that the festival will become an important annual event of local, national and international relevance.
A writing competition based on the festival's annual theme will be held with the RTE Radio 1 programme Seascapes have agreed to broadcast the winning entry. The theme this year is The Sea.
Write by the Sea chairperson Lucy Moore said it is hoped that the festival will put Kilmore Quay on the artistic and cultural map.
'Kilmore Quay is already recognised as an inspirational location for creative people across all arts genres and Write by the Sea is intended to reinforce and develop that,' she said.
'The festival will appeal to beginners young and old as well as experienced writers while keen readers will also have the opportunity to meet and listen to authors talk about their work,' Lucy added.
A full festival programme will be published soon. It will have something for everyone, according to the organisers with novel writing, screen writing, biography, plays, journalism and poetry represented.
Write by the Sea is supported by Wexford County Council.