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Writing on Beach

Inspiring writers to write

26th, 27th and 28th April 2024
Bournemouth, Dorset

100 free and ticketed writing events and activities to inspire you to write!

From 1-2-1s with literary agents, talks, walks, panels, networking opportunities and poetry activities, the 2024 Bournemouth Writing Festival is bigger and better than ever before!

Explore the programme and come to the sunny south coast this April!

Writing Festival

A weekend extravaganza of free and ticketed talks, agent 1-2-1s, seminars, panels, performances and workshops for writers wanting to write.

Watch our YouTube interviews with our speakers here!

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What attendees said:

"Fantastic festival that pushes Bournemouth to the forefront of creative writing."

"This is just what Bournemouth needs! You've connected an amazing group of people!"

"Brilliant job, bravo and encore!"

"I was very impressed with the organisation and the range of speakers."

"Thanks so much for an inspiring, varied and jam-packed festival. Totally accessible for all with costs affordable and needs catered for. Wonderful, knowledgeable, passionate speakers who generously shared their advice and experience of creating writing that resonates both with the author and the audience."

"Great mix of topics and informative speakers. Well organised. And lovely friendly atmosphere

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