2019 Festival

Guests and Readers

Sophie Mackintosh, Erinna Mettler, Beth Miller, Jacq Molloy, Courttia Newland, Jeremy Page, Kate Potts, Alison Rumfitt, Stephanie Saulter, Azad Sharman, Monica Suswin, Keston Sutherland

Workshops and Panels

Masterclass – Submitting Your Work to Agents
Beth Miller

If you’re writing a novel and would like to get an agent, or have tried unsuccessfully to get one, this practical workshop will help improve your approach.

New Short Readings
Enjoy literary readings from published short story writers and poets.

Panel A, Magazine and Journal Publishing for New Writers
Sit in on a discussion with editors and judges as they discuss the ins and outs of choosing work for prizes and publications.

Poetry Festival Stage
Reading and talks begin and run throughout the day from some of the most exciting poets in the UK.

Developing Your Short Story Portfolio
How do you begin to carve a name for yourself as a short story writer? Explore approaches suited to writers at any stage of their short story career.

The Stag Hill Journal Launch
Join the Stag Hill Literary Journal team as they launch their third print issue. Fiction and poetry readings by contributors. 

Novelist Readings
Come enjoy readings from published novelists Stephanie Saulter,
Beth Miller, and Kerry Drewery

Panel B, Female Futures
Discussion with poets and prose writers about the future of women’s writing as well as women writing the future in science fiction and fantasy.

Panel C, Writers in the World
What hurdles do authors encounter along the path to publication? Hear advice and stories from a diverse group of writers discussing the journey into a writing career.

Headline Readings & Evening Soiree
Come mingle with writers and performers before guest readers Sophie Mackintosh and Keston Sutherland take the stage.

Also Meet:
Monica Suswin

The Writing for Wellbeing Table will be run by Monica Suswin, an experienced practitioner. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about their own writing issues and gain some understanding how the approach taken by Writing for Wellbeing might be beneficial for them. Writing for Wellbeing offers a process for writers more than a concern about the end result. Monica will be able to explain how that process works to unlock issues around writing, and allow for a flow of ideas and self-expression. This can be invaluable and illuminating for both academic and creative writing.