Through its Arts degree (which includes English and Theatre streams) WIT is encouraging new writing to add to the incredible work produced in the region
There was a strong WIT presence at the Write by the Sea Literary Festival held in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, 28-30 September.
The Festival showcases writing from the South East and is evidence of a growing vibrancy in writing from the region and recognition nationally and internationally. The centre-piece of the festival was a reading and interview with acclaimed Wexford writer, John Banville, winner of the Booker Prize.
Amongst the WIT contributions were those by WIT Head of Strategy, Dr Richard Hayes, who hosted two public interviews at the Festival as well as giving a lecture on the life of Eugene O’Neill, while Dr Seamus Dillon from the School of Humanities gave a talk on the influence of the Irish language on English.
Speaking at the Festival, Dr Hayes said: “WIT is delighted to be able to support Write by the Sea. There is a very good fit between Write by the Sea and the college. Through our Arts degree and in particular through our English and Theatre streams we are trying to encourage new writing to add to the incredible work being produced in the region. We look forward to Write by the Sea continuing long into the future.” Write by the Sea is one of a number of literary and artistic festivals supported by WIT in the South East.