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Working Class Writers Festival
October 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Working-Class Writers Festival is a dynamic new festival taking place in Bristol in October 2021.
lt aims to enhance, encourage and increase representation from the working class across the country, whilst connecting authors, readers, agents and editors.
It will provide much-needed exposure to working-class writers and bring inspiration to young people from similar backgrounds. It will showcase authentic stories reflective of and relatable to the experiences of working-class communities.
Running from 21 to 24 October 2021, the festival will use physical and digital spaces, and will include panel discussions, speaker events and workshops. Events will take place in a wide variety of locations around the city, including local libraries.
The festival will be working with Knowle West Media Centre to appoint a Bristol-based writer in residence and will be working with LYRA to commission new work from Bristol-based working-class poets.
All events are free. Where there are ticket prices, or for selected events in the city centre, bursaries will be offered to allow people from under-represented backgrounds to attend.