PowWow Litfest 2013 – Organised by writers, for writers

By Elaine S Moxon PowWow litfest-2013-bw-largeFurther 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.

By Elaine S Moxon who can be contacted on Twitter @word_seeker or discover more about her work on her blog.