Winchester Writers’ Festival

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Writers' Festival
15 - 17 June, 2018

Booking opens for the 2018 Festival in mid-February.
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Each June the Winchester Writers’ Festival attracts over three hundred emerging novelists, poets, short story writers, children’s writers, script and memoir writers  from across the UK and internationally to the University of Winchester to attend workshops, talks and one-to-ones with over seventy literary agents, commissioning editors, authors and expert practitioners throughout an inspiring and supportive weekend. Now in its 38th year, the Festival is open to creative writers of all levels of experience.

Visit the 2017 Festival page for a write-up on last year’s Festival.



Lemn Sissay at the Winchester Writers’ Festival



Judith Heneghan, Festival Director with Lemn Sissay MBE and Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester









For a round-up of the 2017 Winchester Writers’ Festival, please go to the 2017 Festival page.


The 2017 Writing Competition Winners are posted on the Competitions page

The Best of 2017 will be available for purchase in November, 2017.