Taking place from 20–24 June 2022, this year's festival continues to provide a platform for hundreds of young people to showcase their talents, leadership ideas, and opinions. To see the entire program, click this post.
Entries of fiction, life-writing, and poetry (max 3,000 words) are invited from writers worldwide who have not published a book-length work of fiction, life writing, or poetry, except for self-published works or poetry chapbooks. Deadline: 17:00, 30 June, 2022. To learn more, click this post.
Wellington College's 12th Festival of Education takes place at Wellington College on 7-8 July 2022 and will host over 200 leading speakers from the world of education. Attendees will have access to over 250 sessions. Festival content will cover a broad range of topics and issues. There will be something for everyone interested in education. All sessions will last for 45minutes; there will be a mixture of practical sessions, sparky panel discussions and thought-provoking lecturers. To learn more, click this post.
Ledbury Poetry has an impressive track record when it comes to recognising fresh talent, and so Arvon is delighted to be working in partnership with this competition to offer a week’s poetry course to this years’ winner. Deadline Wednesday 24th August 2022. Find out more about the competition by clicking on this post.
The Space to Write Project is looking for for writers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are writing fiction that has the potential to be the next bestselling smash-hit novel. Writers applying are encouraged to attend a series of free virtual workshops and seminars run by prominent industry figures focusing on specific topics including plot-building, editing and pitching, as well as offering insights into the industry as a whole. At the conclusion of these workshops, submissions for the project will open on Thursday, 26th May 2022 and will close on Sunday, 19th June 2022. Click this post to learn more.
Celebrate a decade of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature with internationally renowned writers and discover their exciting stories in person around the streets, gardens and historic buildings of the city. The National Centre for Writing have put together a jam-packed programme of book launches, creative workshops and late night parties for readers, writers, thinkers and change-makers in the city! Spanning the Festival Gardens, the beautiful Plantation Gardens, and the historic Dragon Hall, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved. Click this post to learn more.
All 7 panel events from Cultureword’s Black Writers Conference are available to watch. Featuring eminent and emerging Global Majority writers discussing the challenges they have faced and overcome in their writing journeys. Hear how Jennifer Makumbi, author of The First Woman, resisted demands to cater for a Western readership; personal stories and reflections from queer poets afshan d’souza-lodhi and Seni Seneviratne; expat experiences from writer Divya Ghelani who lives in Berlin & so much more. To watch, click on this post.