Bournemouth Writing Festival

26th April 2024 3:00pm to 28th April 2024 10:00pm, Festival Hub: Pavilion Dance South West

Taking place from Friday 26th April to Sunday 28th April 2024, the Bournemouth Writing Festival will once again bring together a diverse community of writers, authors and writing professionals for a weekend of learning, inspiration and collaboration.

Following its successful first year – which saw 75 events and activities from more than 100 writing experts and professionals and nearly two thousand tickets sold – the 2024 festival again promises to offer tips, guidance, advice and inspiration for writers at all stages of their writing journey.

From talks, workshops and masterclasses to networking events and panels, a plethora of events and activities to inspire writers to write is being planned. In 2023, best-selling author Heidi Perks spoke about writing thrillers on the South Coast whilst horror writer Matt Shaw explained how he created to make a career from self-publishing. AFC Bournemouth partnered with the festival to launch a creative writing competition for primary schools whilst Richard & Judy-winning author Chris Aziz led a writing workshop on the beach.

The 2024 Bournemouth Writing Festival promises to be filled with more events and activities to inspire writers to write, including:

Talks, panels, masterclasses and workshops by renowned authors and writers. The festival will once again feature a line-up of authors, poets, journalists, screenwriters and industry experts, offering a range of inspiring talks, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. From starting out, techniques and tips to enhance your prose, editing, querying and choosing the traditional vs self-publishing route, there is something for every writer to progress their writing and get it out into the world.

Agent 1:2:1s. New for 2024 is the chance to pitch your manuscript to literary agents in private sessions.

Inspiration to Write. The festival will host a variety of unique indoor and outdoor activities and events to help stimulate creativity. You’ll never have a blank page with the breadth of writing professionals and ideas at your fingertips.

Networking. The Bournemouth Writing Festival is not only a platform for learning but also an excellent opportunity to connect with local writers, agents, publishers, and other industry professionals. The festival's vibrant atmosphere and funky venues encourage meaningful networking and potential collaborations.

Events for Children. We’re planning activities and events to inspire children to read and write, including workshops, trails and activities designed specifically for children.

Keep an eye on the website or our social media for all the details.

Booking & payment

Please check website for up-to-date pricing and offers.


Festival Hub: Pavilion Dance South West
Westover Road
United Kingdom

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