Other Events

Petersfield Write Angle

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month OPEN MIC and poetry

Townhouse Pub/Bistro, 28 High St, Petersfield – 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Entry £6


Fareham Library hosts Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Evening.

Wednesday 7 June at 7.00pm.

Join award winning writer Claire Fuller and Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Literature Officer Angela Hicken for a lively discussion about this year’s Baileys Prize shortlist.

For details of the shortlist check out the Baileys Prize website.

They all look excellent and you will be hard pushed to find a favourite.

Tickets are £5 (which includes refreshments) available at the library, through the booking line on 01329 284902 or online.

Poetry as healing, workshop facilitated by Chris Tutton

Tuesday 6 June, 2pm at Portsmouth Central Library

Portsmouth Library Service is planning a programme of events for The Festival of Learning in June. Leading poet Chris Tutton will be facilitating two free writing workshops. Chris has published six collections of poetry and contributed to various anthologies and magazines. He first came to the nation’s attention with his twice weekly appearances on two series of ITV’s Shift in 1996. A popular performer and workshop leader, he is a regular guest at many major literature festivals, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Explore how reading and writing poetry can help with anxiety, stress and depression. Learn how to control emotions and become empowered in this friendly, supportive and interactive FREE workshop.

For further information or to book your place, call 023 9268 8057 or email libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

How to Write and Sell Short Stories

One day workshop given by Della Galton on 7th June

Find out more here.

Winchester Writer’s Festival – Free Friday Night Events

Once again, the Festival opens its doors to all for an evening of free-to-attend events on Friday 16th June. No need to book in advance – just come along and bring your friends!

Debbie Taylor


Meet the Editors with Mslexia

Independent publishers are the first step to literary stardom for many novelists, and for writers of short fiction and poetry they are the only game in town. To find out what they are looking for and how to submit, join Mslexia’s editor Debbie Taylor for an informal panel discussion with editors from Structo, Myriad, Holland House Books and Waywiser.

Venue: Stripe Auditorium

Vanessa Amberleigh


Ten Minutes of Hellos

If you’ve ever thought writing for the younger viewer was easy, think again! Vanessa Amberleigh, presenter, writer and BAFTA-award-winning executive producer tackles the myths surrounding writing for children’s TV with an emphasis on pre-school scripting.  An insider’s insight into writing scripts for an audience with the best imaginations in the world.

Venue: St Alphege Building

Open Mic


Open Mic Readings

Festival attendees, speakers and members of the public are invited to read their prose, poems, short fiction or plays.

Sign up on the day. Each participant is asked to limit their reading to four minutes. Judith has a timer!

Venue: Terrace Lounge

Crime writing workshop with Chris Tutton

Tuesday 20 June, 2pm at Central Library

Explore the art of storytelling in the crime genre, learning about structure, plot development and characterisation in this supportive FREE workshop. Learn how to develop your writing and present work to publishers and editors. There will be an opportunity to receive feedback on your work if you wish.

For further information or to book your place, call 023 9268 8057 or email libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Lucy Worsley

At Home with Jane Austen

Wed 28 Jun, 7.30pm | The Haymarket

Dr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Her new biography of Jane Austen takes a fresh look at the author’s life from the perspective of her bicentenary, dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster. Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than her own Mr Darcy. Come and explore the life and times of one of England’s most famous writers, with the charming and knowledgable presenter behind BBC documentaries Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency, A Very British Romance and most recently Six Wives with Lucy Worsley.

Copies of Lucy’s book will be available to purchase by cash only.

Post-show Talk

Stay in your seat after the performance for a free Q&A with Lucy.

From Thursday 23rd June 2016

Written by Women is a wonderful weekend of performances, family activity, workshops and visiting authors.

Highlights include a ‘How to Write and Sell Short Stories’ workshop with Della Galton, a poetry writing workshop led by Hampshire Poet for 2016 Isabel Rogers, a writers in conversation event featuring Tammy Cohen and Claire Fuller, a Loose Muse poetry and prose night with a wealth of visiting writers and an open mic opportunity, and a talk by leading novelist Adele Parks.

Most events are held at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, with some performances at our partner Proteus’ Creation Space and a Sunday fun day for the family called ‘Shed of Stories’ at the Top of the Town.

WrittenByWomen  leaflet.

Winchester Writers’ Festival

Find out more here http://writersfestival.co.uk/the-festival

The programme for the Winchester Writers’ over 60 speakers plus opportunities for one to one meetings and informal networking.Festival will feature

Winchester Writers’s Festival Programme- over 60 speakers in 3 days


Memoir Writing

One day workshop given by Della Galton on 12th July

Find out more here.



On the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Winchester Discovery Centre: £5 at the door.

Many opportunities for local writers to share their work in OPEN MIC sessions during the evening – just sign up to read at the door. Readers may be considered for future feature spots.

For more info email: sue.wrinchATgmail.com

Titchfield Festival Theatre

73 St Margarets Lane, Titchfield, PO14 4BG



Winchester Discovery Centre Events

Winchester Discovery Centre