Coleford Festival of Words

Coleford Festival of Words 2 – 8 July 

The Coleford Festival of Words programme is now available.  Open the link below and you will be able to download and print a copy:

COLEFORD FESTIVAL WEB SITE

See also our events section for more details...


Launch of Stroud Book Festival 2018

We are delighted to update you on plans for the Stroud Book Festival 2018, which this year will be held 7 – 11 November - a new note for your diaries.

 

Website:   STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL

The festival organisers have also announced three new appointments: Paul McLaughlin as the new Festival Director, Caroline Sanderson as the Artistic Director and Jane Churchill as the Children’s Artistic Director.

The full Festival programme will be revealed this summer, and will include a special event for the prize-winners of the inaugural Stroud Book Festival writing competitions.  There are 3 writing prizes with a deadline for submissions of 31 July 2018.

Full information on the writing competitions can be found here:       

STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL COMPETITIONS

Please also/download see press releases for more information....

Stroud Book Festival 2018

SBF 2018 new appointments


Videos of Stroud Short Stories...

Videos of the authors reading at the 20th May - Stroud Short Stories event 'On Pulling Newts from Ponds & Other Stories'

 

The Second Stroud Short Stories Anthology, covering the stories from the six events from November 2015 up to, and including, the 20 May event, will be published in the late summer/early autumn.

 

 


Stroud Book Festival and Competiton launch

Some new dates for your diary...  The 2018 Stroud Book Festival brings the best in new writing from some of the finest novelists, non-fiction writers, poets, children’s writers and storytellers from Gloucestershire and beyond.

Festival dates:       Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th November 2018

You are invited to visit their web site, sign up for more news and competition details -

CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE

 

Competitions:

There are 3 writing prizes with a deadline for submissions of 31 July 2018:

 

Mainstream Fiction Prize (open to writers living in Gloucestershire)

Judged by author Katie Fforde

First prize £100 and 5-day writing retreat at Hawkwood College

Entry requirement: Synopsis of up to 200 words plus excerpt of up to 3000 words

 

Flash Fiction Prize (open to International entries)

Judged by author Sue Limb

First prize £500

Maximum length: 500 words

 

Poetry Prize (open to international entries)

Judged by poet Adam Horovitz

First prize £500

Maximum length: 40 lines

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE