Anticipation is building ahead of the Town Centre BID-supported Bournemouth Writing Festival later this month.
The organisers say more than 1,000 tickets have already been snapped up for the three day event from Friday April 21st to Sunday April 23rd in numerous venues in Bournemouth Town Centre.
Visitors will be coming from across the UK, internationally and of course locally.
There is a mix of around 60 free and paid-for events and activities, involving 70 experienced writers and professionals and the programme has been designed to foster inspiration, networking and creativity.
TV and film screenwriters, best-selling authors, poets, journalists, publicists, writing coaches, editors and publishers will be imparting their advice through talks and practical workshops.
The festival is aimed at beginners through to those who have already been published.
Bournemouth Town Centre BID’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Kinvig, said: “We are absolutely delighted to support the Bournemouth Writing Festival and warmly welcome the event to Bournemouth town centre.
“It’s an incredibly exciting event and just the sort of thing that helps put Bournemouth on the map. There will be a huge influx of visitors and while they are here we will be proud to show them what Bournemouth has offer.
“Our town is a hub of creativity and imagination and so it’s fitting that the festival should be held here.
“With lots of tickets already taken up and some events already sold out, it’s looking as though it will be a huge success.”
Mr Kinvig added: “There are so many talks, workshops, masterclasses and other activities, I am sure many visitors will have a hard time deciding what to attend.”
Bournemouth literary inspirations range from Mary Shelley to Robert Louis Stevenson and Bill Bryson to JRR Tolkien.
Just some of the many eye-catching events are: Writing Thrillers on the South Coast, The Rise of the AI Robot, Writing for Children, Creating Credible Characters, Choosing your Teen Audience, Planning your Plot, Writing on the Beach and Ghost-writing.
Venues include Bobby’s, This Workspace, Waterstones, The Avenue, Bournemouth Library, St Peter’s Church and a host of coffee shops.
For more information and tickets see bournemouthwritingfestival.co.uk
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