Free Friday Evening Events

Once again, the Festival opens its doors to all for an evening of free-to-attend events on Friday 16th June. No need to book in advance – just come along and bring your friends!


Meet the Editors with Mslexia

Independent publishers are the first step to literary stardom for many novelists, and for writers of short fiction and poetry they are the only game in town. To find out what they are looking for and how to submit, join Mslexia’s editor Debbie Taylor for an informal panel discussion with editors from Structo, Myriad, Holland House Books and Waywiser.

Venue: Stripe Auditorium, Stripe Building (#18 on the campus map)



Ten Minutes of Hellos

If you’ve ever thought writing for the younger viewer was easy, think again! Vanessa Amberleigh, presenter, writer and BAFTA-award-winning executive producer tackles the myths surrounding writing for children’s TV with an emphasis on pre-school scripting. An insider’s insight into writing scripts for an audience with the best imaginations in the world.

Venue: St Alphege Building (#17 on the campus map)



Launch of MA student anthology – Litmus 2017

Each year, students from the University’s MA creative writing programmes produce an anthology of new work. Meet the students, find out about studying at Winchester and be entertained by a selection of quick-fire readings that will leave you wanting more.

Venue: Senior Common Room, Main Building (#7 on the campus map)



Open Mic Readings

Festival attendees, speakers and members of the public are invited to read their prose, poems, short fiction or plays. Sign up on the day. Each participant is asked to limit their reading to four minutes. Judith has a timer!

Venue: Terrace Lounge, University Centre (#11 on the campus map)


Venues and Directions:

All venues are located on the main King Alfred campus of the University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester  SO22 4NR

Free parking is available behind the Stripe building. (B on the campus map)

Campus map