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Early access to October’s Competition Special Writing Magazine for digital readers

On newsstands next week but available NOW in our digital edition, the new issue of Writing Magazine is our Competitions Special, with details of over 200 competitions to enter, offering nearly £440,000 in prize money. Also in this 144-page bumper package: • How to improve your chances, and your technique, in writing competitions • Break…


First Brympton Literature Festival runs until Thursday

The first Brympton Literature and Arts Festival is now on, at Brympton House, near Yeovil in Somerset. The festival runs until Thursday, with speakers still to appear including Margaret Graham, Sophie Duffy, Helena Drysdal, Young Elizabeth author Kate Williams, The Garden Party author Sarah Challis, Adrian Tinniswood and Prue Leith. There are also workshops on…


Amnesty International events at the Edinburgh Book Festival

The human rights organisation’s programme includes the Imprisoned Writers series, which starts on Saturday Every day at 5.30pm between 11 and 26 August, Imprisoned Writers will see leading writers reading from the works of authors who have been threatened, imprisoned, or killed, because of what they had written. This year will feature readings of the…


Shorelines literature festival for writers who do like to be beside the seaside

Celebrating literature with the sea as its theme, Shorelines: The World’s First Literature Festival of the Sea takes place in Southend-on-Sea between 15 and 17 July Curated by writer, poet and performer Lemn Sissay and artist and writer Rachel Lichtenstein, three-day festival Shorelines has an adventurous sea-themed programme that takes in writing, contemporary art, and…


The Festival of Writing 2015

Writing tutors, agents, book doctors and publishing professionals get together with 300+ writers in one exciting weekend of workshops, talks and one-to-one feedback sessions at The Festival of Writing hosted at the University of York, 4-6 September 2015, by The Writers’ Workshop. The festival gives all writers, of all levels, the space to improve their…