The Pow-Wow Litfest returns this year and is spread over two days (Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September) to pack in all the features – including guest genre writers, M John Harrison and Stan Nicholls, and more.
On Saturday 14th September, a number of workshops will take place at the Moseley Exchange.
Luke Brown, editor (Tindal Street Press) and author, will be available for half-hour consultations on how to get your work polished for publication. Karen King will be leading a workshop on how to write for children (Get Writing: Children’s Fiction; Perfect Summer), and another on how to kick-start your writing. Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn (The Piano Player’s Son; Unravelling) will be workshopping Flash Fiction character development. Poet and co-editor of Nine Arches Press, Matt Nunn, will share tips on how to write confident and polished poetry. David Wake (I, Phone) will share his tips on Indie publishing, and experienced writing collaborators Heide Goody and Iain Grant (Clovenhoof), will run a workshop on collaborative writing.
Workshops can be booked here.
On Sunday 15th September, a number of panels, talks and discussions will be held in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere with the following guests:
- Adam Foulds, multi-award winner and one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists 2013
- M John Harrison, legendary writer of speculative fiction
- Suzi Feay, influential book reviewer and literary prize judge
- Danuta Kean, publishing analyst and cultural commentator
- Stan Nicholls, award-winning, million selling author of the Orcs series
- Mark Edwards, bestselling self-published crime writer
- Lucy Luck, literary agent
Pow-Wow Litfest is described as:
- a great way to find out more about the world of books, to hear from, meet and talk to publishers, agents, marketing people, and published authors.
- friendly and informal. We welcome writers at all stages, from absolute beginners to the most experienced.
- run by writers, planned to meet the needs of writers.
- a place for the writing community in the Midlands to come together, network and make friends.