Weston Literature Festival announced

Weston-super-Mare Town Council is pleased to announce that Weston’s first Literary Festival will take place between Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March 2018.

This free week long festival will feature an exciting line up of local authors and range of events including talks, workshops, panel discussions and an anthology reading, as well as a children’s trail.

The authors and events confirmed so far are:

Amanda Prowse is a powerful and compelling gritty contemporary fiction writer. Amanda will be talking at the Blakehay Theatre on Friday 23rd February starting at 7pm.

Jeffrey Archer the popular fiction writer will be talking at Weston Museum on Saturday 24th February starting at 7pm.

Damien Boyd is a popular local fiction writer who will be talking at Weston Museum on Sunday 25th February starting at 2pm.

“This is what a romance writer looks like” A panel discussion featuring Fay Keenan, Teresa F Morgan, Alison Knight, Jenny Kane, Jan Ellis will be at the Blakehay Theatre on Tuesday 27th February at 7pm.

Huw Powell is the author of the Spacejacker children’s books. He will be talking at Weston Museum on Saturday 24th February 2017 at 11am.

Lois Elsden is a local author who will be holding two workshops:

  • The Process of Writing: Sunday 25th February, 10.30am, Weston Museum
  • Blogging: Monday 26th February, 7pm at Weston Museum

“Why DIY” a panel discussion on Self Publishing. This panel discussion will take place at the Blakehay Theatre on Thursday 22nd February at 7pm.

Mark Lewis is a local author who will be holding a Creative Writing Workshop at Weston Museum on Wednesday 28th February at 7.30pm

“Voices along the road: an evening of poetry and flash fiction”. A reading of this anthology of poetry and flash fiction exploring the experiences of children, refugees and migrants will take place at Weston Museum on Friday 23rd February 7pm.

“Story” workshop– An introduction to what every writer should now about what is required for constructing a story, with author and screen writer Nick Harding. Nick will be at The Stable on Thursday 22nd February starting at 10.30am.

Justin Newland is a local author whose debut novel The Genes of Isis, is an epic fantasy set featuring a cast of hybrids, angels and humans, all trying to survive an imminent Flood. Justin will be talking at The Stable on Saturday 24th February at 3pm.

Children’s Trail. The children’s trail will run from the 12th February to the 1st March around the town centre.

All events are free to attend but tickets need to be booked in advance.


For further information please contact:

Tricia Brabham, tricia.brabham@wsm-tc.gov.uk, 01934 632567


Note to Editor

  • Weston-super-Mare Town council was established in 2000 and is the ‘parish’ council for the town. We are made up of 31 elected town councillors and are the only democratically elected body that exclusively represents the people of the town. We are the second largest civil parish council in England and Wales (by population).


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