The day will be jam-packed with speakers, panels, awards, project launches and workshops. This year, 26 welcome Victoria Hislop, author of international bestsellers The Island, The Return and The Thread, Vesna Goldsworthy, the acclaimed novelist of Gorsky and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and Radio 4’s Alan Dein, who will join a panel with Graham Smith and Amy Murphy to talk about oral histories. There will also be six workshops to choose from, including digital identity, storytelling and how to simplify your writing; the first ever 26 Writing Awards; and news and updates on the latest 26 projects.
It’s a day that writers of every kind – from amateur wordsmiths to published novelists – find absorbing, practical and enormously entertaining. The one-day festival takes place on October 15th. Tickets are £91 and include lunch and a free programme.
For more information, visit the Wordstock 2016 website.