The PowWow Festival of Writing brings industry experts, experienced authors and inspiring debate to one of the friendliest events for writers. Buy our anthology of short stories by previous guests here.

What our speakers have said about our festival:
“I loved every minute of it and found the whole thing – organisation, line-up and audience – very impressive!” Kate Pemberton of Ambit Magazine

“The festival is really something to be proud of: small and perfectly formed; very committed listeners, great questions and so much affection and attention afterwards.” Rob Cowen, nature writer

“A thoroughly enjoyable festival with a great line-up and friendly atmosphere.” Alison Moore, novelist and short story writer

“An interesting selection of topics and speakers – a great excuse to visit Moseley.” Katy Guest, literary editor of The Independent

What our audience said: “varied, stimulating, good value for money”; “An inspirational way to spend the afternoon”; “great to hear other writers’ experiences”.

Do join us on Twitter and Facebook to keep in touch, especially for when we announce details for 2017!

Photos: A J Pilkington/Manicks Productions, Lydia Marshall, Katharine D’Souza.


PowWow Festival of Writing was founded in 2011 by Birmingham writers Charlie Hill and Andrew Killeen. The Festival is facilitated by Steph Vidal-Hall. Steph Vidal-Hall facilitates conversations as a coach, meetings chair and event anchor in the corporate and cultural sectors. You can find out more about her at

The 2016 Festival team includes Katharine D’Souza (chair), Faith Walsh (secretary), Richard Clay (treasurer) and Lydia Marshall (social media).