Winchester Writers' Festival 2016

Fri 17/06/16 11:00 AM - Sun 19/06/16 7:00 PM

Inspiration, support and networking for new and established writers.

Now in its 36th year, the Winchester Writers’ Festival supports new and emerging
creative writers. Its three day programme includes 18 all-day workshops and 28 talks
on all aspects of the writer’s craft and getting published. Speakers are top literary
agents, commissioning editors or authors, and attendees can book up to four
one-to-one appointments for feedback on their work and a commercial appraisal.
This year’s keynote address comes from Meg Rosoff, multi-award winning author of
books for young adults. Other speakers include literary agents from Janklow & Nesbit,
Mulcahy Associates, DHH, DKW, Skylark Literary and the BIA; commissioning editors
from Bloomsbury, Salt, Chicken House, Unbound, Piatkus and Little Tiger, and
award-winning authors such as Jasper Fforde, Claire Fuller, Sarah Mussi, Shelley
Harris, Sarah Lean and Seth Hunter.
Attendees can book to come for one day, two days or three days. The Festival also
offers free Friday night events on 17 July, including talks, an agent panel and an open
mic, and anyone may enter one of the Festival’s 11 writing competitions, whether or not
they attend the Festival itself. A scholarship scheme offers ten free places to writers
aged 18-25 (apply before 7 April) and there is a bursary scheme to which any writer
may apply. has full details.