24th April 2016

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at The Prince of Wales in Moseley for our 2016 Festival. Despite the chill in the air, there were many warm smiles in the marquee. We hope you agree that our speakers were all interesting and informative and we hope to share some highlights of their […]

Our final guest

With only about a month to go until the festival, we thought we’d share details of our final guest for the day. Ros Barber is a novelist, a poet, and a Shakespearean scholar. She’ll read us an extract from her new novel and then talk to us about her work. You can find out more about […]

Less than two months to go…

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Courttia Newland will be joining us on the 24th to talk about his work. Once described by Time Out as ‘one of Britain’s most important young black novelists’, Courttia has since found success as a screenwriter, playwright and, most recently, as the co-author of Bloomsbury’s ‘Writing Short Stories’. The […]

PowWow given Permission to Speak!

On the 3rd of March several of the writers involved with the festival will be at Permission to Speak, a regular spoken word night at Scarycanary in Stourbridge. There’ll be readings from: ROSIE POCKLINGTON: ‘Member of Prince of Wales Writers Group, acted in productions at Birmingham Rep and Midlands Arts Centre, had a brief but satisfying fling […]

Branching out with this year’s guests

In response to an enquiry we received after last year’s festival, we decided to programme a session about memoir writing/non-fiction this year. We’re very pleased to announce that we will be joined by ‘one of the UK’s most exciting nature writers’ Rob Cowen. See his website for more details about his work: http://robandleo.com/

New guest confirmed for 2015 line-up!

We are pleased to announce that the classicist, broadcaster, writer and comedian Natalie Haynes has been added to the line-up for the 2015 festival. Natalie has a wealth of experience in a variety of writing disciplines, and will be talking to our host about her work and how she started writing for the BBC. Tickets […]