We’re working to promote literature by connecting writers, readers and the wider community in Worcestershire. We’re planning to continue to encompass:
Spoken word performances
Schools and children’s events and activities
Music that tells a story
and we've been asked to do more of the following:
Women’s Fiction / Romance Panel
Street poetry and prose
We will develop and support a wide range of literary activities and events, encompassing different venues in the county including St Swithun’s Institute, The University of Worcester, Worcester Arts Workshop, The Guildhall in Worcester and many more. We also have many schools in Worcestershire who want to take part and participate in Festival and Fringe events on an ongoing basis.
We are currently updating a number of key strategic partnerships with local and regional organisations, publishers and other organisations such as The Hive, University of Worcester, Worcestershire County Council, Worcester City Council, Apples & Snakes, Arts Council West Midlands. We wish to enhance these relationships and develop many more over the coming months.
Please wish your Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe committee the best of luck – we wish you the same and look forward to seeing you at our next open meeting.
Following a close fought battle, our congratulations go to Suz Winspear, the new Worcestershire Poet Laureate. Further, it was announced on Saturday that Suz is also the Poet In Residence for the Museum of Royal Worcester, and, as if that were not enough, Suz took the runner up slot in the LitFest Flash Fiction competition!