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PowWow Festival of Writing 2016


Writing festivals are the perfect opportunity for all writers to network with and gain valuable advice from other writers, as well as industry experts such as agents and publishers. As a budding writer myself, this is why I decided to attend PowWow Festival of Writing last year.

Founded in 2011, The PowWow festival has provided writers with interesting discussions, advice, support, and networking opportunities. Last year’s event featured talks from authors Kit De Waal, Clare Furniss, Nicholas Royle, and Natalie Haynes, as well as British writer and producer Andrew Davies who shared his script writing advice. Audiences were also treated throughout the day to flash fiction performances from author David Gaffney. The event was brilliant – and now it’s back for 2016. 

The festival will take place on Sunday, 24th April, from 12pm-7pm, at the back of the Prince of Wales pub in Moseley, Birmingham. A heated marquee will ensure that attendees will be kept warm and dry no matter what the weather. This year’s line-up promises to be as fascinating as last year’s. There will be talks from editors, creative writing tutors, a playwright, novelists, poets, and short story writers.

Confirmed authors for the 2016 line-up include award-winning novelist, poet and Shakespeare authority Ros Barber; novelist and playwright Courttia Newland; nature writer Rob Cowen; and novelist and creative writing tutor David Saville. The Head of BBC Writers Room will be present, as well as editors from Ambit, the Lampeter Review and Streetcake. Writer Dan Powell will also be sharing his stories throughout the day for all to enjoy.

Come along if you can – you won’t be disappointed!

Ticket prices are £13.85 for general admissions or £8.58 for concessions.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.powwowfest.com/.

 Written by Nicole Simms

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