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Writers Forum - UK Festival list 2004

Writers Forum

UK Festival list 2004

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Winchester Writers' conference & Screenwriters' Festival

Winchester Writers' conference

There's still time to book for some of the sessions at the Winchester Writers' Conference, formerly the Annual Writers' Conference at Winchester in the UK.  Read more

Brighton Children's Book Festival 2007

Brighton Children's Book Festival, Brighton, UK

Although quite small and not very well publicised, this one-day festival appears to be specifically for children's writers and has some good authors and sessions, including Creating Picture Books, a panel on getting published and sessions on screenplays and children's poetry.  Read more

Small Wonder Festival 2007

Small Wonder Short Story Festival

Small Wonder, the short story festival in the UK, is taking place again this year in Charleston, East Sussex, between 19 and 23 September.

The four-day festival will involve readings, discussions and dramatic performance, as well as a two-day creative writing workshop, an Open University short story surgery and “the UK’s premier Short Story Slam”.  Read more

NAWG Annual Festival 2007

National Association of Writers' Groups Open Annual Festival of Writing

31 August to 2 September at St Aidan's College, Durham, UK.

Open to all.

This includes 21 workshops with seven top tutors: Steve Bowkett, Marvin Close, Doris Corti, James Nash, Iain Pattison, Jean Saunders and Simon Whaley.

Further information from their website.

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Bulwer-Lytton 2010

Bulwer Lytton Prize for bad writing

This year’s Bulwer-Lytton Prize, the annual award for the worst opening sentence, has gone to Molly Ringle's comparison of a lovers' kiss with the sucking of a thirsty rodent:

‘For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss – a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were   Read more

The 7th International Women's Fiction Festival

23-26 September 2010

This is a literary festival dedicated to women’s fiction from all of Europe. It attracts best-selling writers, agents, translators and editors from international publishing houses to the beautiful city of the Sassi, Matera in southern Italy.  Read more

National Association of Writers in Education: new resources

Under the title Turning the Next Page, UK writers organisation NAWE has assembled a series of resources commissioned as part of an ongoing project in Scotland, funhded by Creative Scotland, supporting the careers of writers.  Read more

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