Literature Festival Podcast

It was a pleasure for our Chair Dawn Brookes to speak to Laura and Pete from the Derbyshire Writing School on their podcast. Check out Episode 60 of the Derbyshire Writing School podcast here or via the graphic below: Pete and Laura asked Dawn What is a literary festival, and what should you expect when […]

Poetry Competition

Guest post by Olamide Shobowale What is Poetry? Poetry strings words together with intensity to express feelings and ideas using a unique style and rhythm to describe a place or tell a story. It sparks the imagination and resonates with our emotions. Poetry has been in existence for almost four thousand years and is still […]

Inspirational Women 

The women who inspired me to write By Laura Stroud 4th March 2020 From TV programmes, to film stars, authors and female protagonists, my life has always been filled with women who write… International Women’s Day 2020 The 8th March marks International Women’s Day.  “A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of […]

What do small litfests offer that big ones don’t?

Debbie Young Guest post 19th March 2019 Small independent local litfests are currently in vogue, with more popping up around the country like daisies on an English lawn in spring. And, like daisies, although they’re commonplace, they’re charming in their own way.  “But,” I hear you cry, “how can they compete with long-established giants in […]