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June 2018

Leicester Writes: Short Story Festival

LCB Depot Leicester

Sat 30 June 2018, 10AM - 6PM

Join us for a wonderful celebration of all things small and wonderful. The day will kick off with a two-hour workshop on writing and editing short stories with writers, Divya Ghelani and Rupert Dastur. The afternoon will be packed with author talks: award winning writers Rebecca Burns and CG Menon will be sharing their experience of putting their short story collection together, and Jon McGregor...

Join us for a wonderful celebration of all things small and wonderful. The day will kick off with a two-hour workshop on writing and editing short stories with writers, Divya Ghelani and Rupert Dastur. The afternoon will be packed with author talks: award winning writers Rebecca Burns and CG Menon will be sharing their experience of putting their short story collection together, and Jon McGregor and Alison Moore will be in conversation with Mahsuda Snaith to discuss taking the leap from writing short stories to novels. The evening will end in style with our Leicester Writes Short Story Prize anthology launch where we will be celebrating the talents of this year’s longlist.

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Eyelands 8th International Short Story Competition

Tue 20 March 2018 - Wed 20 June 2018

Welcome to Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Luggage”. The competition has been running for 8 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a...

Welcome to Eyelands 8th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Luggage”. The competition has been running for 8 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a week's holiday in a beautiful beach house on the island of Crete! The contest is run by Eyelands online literary magazine and Strange Days Publications.

The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2018
Theme of the contest: “Luggage”

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete (for 2)

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through amazon.com & strangedays books. All shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book, certification document and a book from Strange Days Books. An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in eyelands.gr online literary magazine.

Judge: Maria Psoma-Petridou
Entry fee: 10 €
MORE INFO & TO ENTER: https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/
CONTACT EMAIL: info@eyelands.gr

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July 2018

The Leopardi Writing Conference

Gallery Hotel Recanati

Mon 23 July 2018 - Fri 27 July 2018

The Leopardi Writing Conference | Gallery Hotel, Recanati, Italy | 23-27 July, 2018

Join us in Italy for an exciting event: the launch of the Leopardi Writing Conference!

An immersive program for new and experienced authors, the Leopardi Writing Conference consists of workshops and craft talks in poetry and prose.

As writing tends to be a solitary...

The Leopardi Writing Conference | Gallery Hotel, Recanati, Italy | 23-27 July, 2018

Join us in Italy for an exciting event: the launch of the Leopardi Writing Conference!

An immersive program for new and experienced authors, the Leopardi Writing Conference consists of workshops and craft talks in poetry and prose.

As writing tends to be a solitary endeavor, the Leopardi Writing Conference will serve the inspiring purpose of community and place. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to receive expert feedback on your writing project, and get to know your fellow writers, including the distinguished members of our faculty:

DON'T WAIT – REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON

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September 2018

Stellium Litfest 2018

The Imperial Hotel Torquay

Sun 30 September 2018, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

At last, there’s a Literary Festival that allows you to participate, instead of just attending like most of the other Litfests in the UK!
Most Litfests only invite big name authors, TV celebrities or MPs and so on, to give talks or advice to writers.

So, how do you get to showcase your own talents in public?

We designed Stellium Litfest 2018 to give ordinary...

At last, there’s a Literary Festival that allows you to participate, instead of just attending like most of the other Litfests in the UK!
Most Litfests only invite big name authors, TV celebrities or MPs and so on, to give talks or advice to writers.

So, how do you get to showcase your own talents in public?

We designed Stellium Litfest 2018 to give ordinary people in the writing, artistic and creative worlds a golden opportunity to promote their work, creative goods and services, or to network, learn and share techniques with others.

If you are an:
Author, (whether traditional, self-published or still working on your project); Proof Reader; Artist; Designer; Web or online Designer, Blogger / Vlogger; Copywriter; Photographer; Writers’ Club / Group; or involved in any way at all with the literary, artistic or creative worlds

THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!

Have we forgotten anyone? Then tell us! We welcome people in related marketing, selling, promotional products, along with printers and other publishers, and invite them to join us and to “Spread the Word!”

Stellium Litfest is unique, and an event you’ll never forget.
it’s an annual festival, so don’t miss it!

More details:
If you are able to give a half-hour talk or one-hour workshop to share your knowledge and experience, or are qualified to judge literary entries for our prize-giving session, then contact us by email (details below) with your name, experience and email address. Talk spots are limited and subject matter has to be assessed for value and variety, so apply soon.

If you have books, artwork, other goods or services to promote or sell that have some kind of link to the literary and creative arts, you are welcome to apply for a table. Our venue is very spacious, but finite – apply early.
Details and prices to come shortly, but costs will be affordable.

Keep up-to-date by signing up to our (confidential) mail list – via our website or email – details below.

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November 2018

Dalton Litfest

Dalton Community Centre Dalton-in-Furness

Fri 2 November 2018 - Sat 3 November 2018

This is our second Litfest here in Furness, just outside the Lake District National Park. We are slowly developing and our first event was a great success, depending for the most part on local authors. This year we have more writers, more workshops, more schools involved and a bigger project ["Daltonia" a drama/history project funded by HLF].

We have a schools programme including...

This is our second Litfest here in Furness, just outside the Lake District National Park. We are slowly developing and our first event was a great success, depending for the most part on local authors. This year we have more writers, more workshops, more schools involved and a bigger project ["Daltonia" a drama/history project funded by HLF].

We have a schools programme including competitions and workshops, free community happenings around town and the main ticketed events, often with writers of a similar genre being interviewed in pairs.

So far we have ten authors pencilled in for the talks, three more running workshops [one each on poetry, scriptwriting and illustration], and more ideas are being developed. I will update this entry as details are confirmed.

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