Now in its 37th year, the Winchester Writers’ Festival supports new and emerging creative writers. Its three day programme includes 17 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.
In 2016 the keynote address came from Meg Rosoff, multi-award winning author of books for young adults. Other speakers included literary agents from Janklow & Nesbit, Mulcahy Associates, DHH, DKW, Skylark Literary and United Talent Agency; 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 Rebecca Alexander.
Attendees can book to come for one day, two days or three days.
When? 16-18 June 2017
Where? University of Winchester campus, Winchester, Hampshire
Who? Lemn Sissay MBE is Keynote Speaker at the 2017 + 60 top literary agents, commissioning editors and authors.
Festival Website? www.writersfestival.co.uk
Facebook? Winchester Writers' Festival
Festival Director? Judith Heneghan.
Past Festivals? Established in 1980
Authors who have appeared include: Joanne Harris, Julian Fellowes, Terry Pratchett, Jasper Fforde, and Carol Ann Duffy, Sebastian Faulks (right). Other speakers always include top literary agents, commissioning editors and award-winning novelists, poets and scriptwriters.
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