Winchester Writers’ Festival

16-18 June 2017

Inspiration, support and networking for new and established writers

View Programme and book on The Festival page
2017 Festival Dates: 16-18 June
Scholarship applications for 18-25 year-olds closes 7 April
Ten writing competitions on Competitions page

Booking for the 2017 Winchester Writers’ Festival is now open!

For all details, please go to The Festival page.


Lemn Sissay MBE is Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Winchester Writers’ Festival  

Lemn Sissay.cropped.We are delighted to announce that Lemn Sissay MBE, poet, playwright and broadcaster, will give the Keynote Address at the 2017 Writers’ Festival on 17 June.  Lemn is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. He was an official poet for the London Olympics.  His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London, in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. Lemn is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club supporting children in care, The Reader Organisation, and inaugural trustee of World Book Night.

Photo credit:  Greenwich Libraries


The 2017 Winchester Writers’ Festival competitions are now open!
Go to the Competitions page for details and to enter.


The Best of 2016

Best of 2016 book cover

The Best of 2016 anthology of first place competition winners from 2016 is now available to purchase at a price of £7.95, including postage. To order, click HERE.