Very sorry if you had trouble booking for the Festival over the weekend! The snow must have frozen the system! It's back up and running now. Please try again.

Some deadlines are coming up, folks!
11 April - Deadline for all competitions
13 April - Deadline for the Festival Scholarship and Lindsay Literary Scholarship
4 May - Deadline for Bursary applications
Don't miss your opportunity to win great prizes or attend the Writers' Festival by missing these deadlines!...

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Housebound with all of this snow? Why not make a nice cuppa, get comfy and have a nice read of the Writers' Festival programme? If you like, you can book, too!

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Booking has opened for the 2018 Writers' Festival and registrations are pouring in! Book early to ensure that you get your top choices!

So much going on at the Writers' Festival office! Putting the finishing touches on the 2018 programme and preparing to open booking later in the month and writing competition entries are steadily pouring in. Please tell your writing friends about the Festival so that they're ready when the programme is announced and booking opens! Thank you!

Our ten writing competitions are open! Short Story, Children's Funny Fiction, Picture Book, Memoir, Writing Can Be Murder, Poetry, First Three Pages of a Novel, Flash Fiction, Skylark Soaring Stories and Young Writers' Competition (for writers in school years 1 - 11). For all details and to enter: Earlier deadline than previous years: 11 April, 2018

Competitions at the Winchester Writers Festival offer ten different categories from childrens stories to feature articles, poetry to memoirs, and more.

Free talks by authors, literary agents, and publishers at the Winchester Reading Series, hosted by the MA Creative Writing programmes at the University of Winchester : All welcome and no need to book!

2018 Writers' Festival Keynote Speaker Patrick Gale announced!
Full programme announced and booking opens in mid-late February.

Inspiration, workshops and support for emerging and experienced creative writers.

Looking for the perfect gift for the writer in your life? 'The Best of 2017' anthology of winners of our ten writing competitions PLUS feedback from the judges is now available and hot off the press! Only £7.95, including postage and packing. Buy soon to ensure that you receive it before the holidays!…/winchester-writers-fe…/books

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Have you ever wondered what happens at an international book fair? Becky Bagnell, literary agent and founder of the Lindsay Literary Agency, gives you a glimpse of what happens 'behind closed doors' in her new blog.

Our Writing Workout attendees are busy with intense writing exercises today. Here is poet Isabel Rogers in action!

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The Writing Workout this Saturday, 4 November, is fully booked! If you'd like to add your name to the waiting list, please email You never know. A spot may open up!

The Writing Workout on November 4th has been so popular that we've added an additional classroom that will run the same workshops concurrently. Same speakers, same workshops, small class sizes. Get your spot before they're all gone!

Please join CPRE Hampshire for an evening with James Runcie as he dives into his journey writing the Grantchester Mysteries and his bright career in media and the arts. James Runcie is the author of the international best-selling series The Grantchester Mysteries, which has been serialised on televi...

Places are filling quickly for the Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Workout - 4 November, 10 - 4 pm. Five sessions of 50 minutes each with five experienced and supportive tutors. Only £55 for the day, including tea and cake! For more info and to book:

Lots of bookings coming in for the Writing Workout. Don't miss your opportunity to take part in this excellent day at a great price!

Booking is now open for the popular Winchester Writers' Festival Writing Workout, Saturday 4 November, 10 - 4, at the University of Winchester. Flex your creative writing muscles with a series of guided exercises led by experienced writing tutors in a friendly, supportive environment.

The day consists of five sessions, each 50 minutes long, with short breaks in between. Work through character ideas, conflict and emotion, narrative voice, setting and shape in your work. Suita...ble for new writers as well as the more experienced, working in any genre. Tutors include Adrienne Dines, Isabel Rogers, Stephen Thompson, Lorna Fergusson and Judith Heneghan. Tea, coffee and cake provided.

Bring your own lunch or eat in one of the campus cafes and don't forget to bring writing materials.

Cost is only £55 for the day! Book early as the workshop fills quickly.…/winchester-writers-festival…

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