Showing posts from September, 2023

2024 Discoveries programme

 Full details  Discoveries invites unpublished and unagented women writers in the UK or Ireland to submit the opening of a novel in English – up to 10,000 words – across any genre of adult fiction for the chance to take part in a bespoke creative writing course, secure personalised mentorship packages, an offer of literary agent representation and a prize of £5000. Unlike most initiatives of this kind, writers are not required to have finished their novel, and Discoveries is completely free to enter. Run in partnership with Audible, Curtis Brown Literary Agency, and the Curtis Brown Creative writing school, Discoveries is more than a traditional prize; it is a pioneering development initiative which offers practical support and encouragement to aspiring female novelists of all backgrounds.  Designed to inspire as many women as possible to enter and to help writers refine their submissions, the Women’s Prize Trust, Curtis Brown Literary Agency and the Curtis Brown Cr

Hastings Book Festival

 Full details  he Hastings Book Festival celebrates writers and lovers of the written word - a welcoming and open place for everyone. Our first festival took place in August 2018, and has now become a regular and welcomed event on the local calendar. ​ Every book, story and person is unique -  very much like Hastings  - and the festival will give you the time and freedom to pause, think, connect, and be inspired. ​ We are an escape for the explorers and a catalyst for the curious – welcome to our Festival! ​ our aims To advance education by promoting and providing affordable opportunities for the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of literature and the arts. ​ To promote and run a book festival and outreach activities primarily in Hastings and St Leonards. ​ To develop, promote and deliver a programme of activities to encourage local writers to develop their craft. ​ To work within the local community to encourage greater participation in