By Elaine S Moxon Further to my previous article on my local writers’ group ‘Prince of Wales Writers on Writing’ (PowWow), I would like to share details of our fun and informal literary festival, held each year in Moseley village. This year we have an exciting line-up, packed full of events and talks, expanded to two venues to cater for increased demand.
Saturday 14th September 2013
Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Rd, Moseley, B13 8JP
‘Book Doctor’ - Luke Brown, editor/author: half-hour consultations on how to improve your work for submission to agents/publishers. [Must book in advance.]
‘Writing for Children’ - Karen King, established children’s author/magazine contributor: how to create characters and stories children love.
‘Writing Flash Fiction’ - Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn, author/creative writing tutor: tips on packing punch into restrictions of very short fiction.
‘Poetry’ - Matt Nunn, experienced poet/co-editor of Nine Arches Press: use of rhythm and imagery to enhance your poetry.
‘Self-Publishing’ - David Wake, award-winning published playwright: find out what it’s about and be guided through the process.
‘Kick Start your writing’ - Karen King, Falmouth University lecturer of Professional Writing and Illustration/mentor/writer: for anyone struggling with ideas and where to start, both new and established writers.
‘Collaborative Writing Workshop’ - Heide Goody and Iain Grant, best-selling authors: fun games and activities to develop a story with a partner matched with you in the workshop.
Sunday 15th September 2013
Prince of Wales garden marquee, 118 Alcester Rd, Moseley, B13 8EE
There will be the usual on-stage interviews and discussions, audience participation with question and answer, which is always fun and the chance to network with our speakers and other writers.
- Adam Foulds, multi-award winner; one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists 2013
- M John Harrison, legendary writer of speculative fiction
- Suzi Feay, influential book reviewer and literary prize judge
- Danuta Kean, publishing analyst and cultural commentator
- Stan Nicholls, award winning, million selling author of the ‘Orcs’ series
- Mark Edwards, bestselling self-published crime writer
- Lucy Luck, literary agent
I’ll be there and shall be writing a follow-on article, with feedback from attendees and photos of the weekend. If you love writers/writing/reading come along. I’m sure you will find something of interest.
Further information can be obtained from the website.