The much-heralded Bournemouth Writing Festival was a huge success.
It was held from Friday April 21st to Sunday April 23rd in numerous and varied venues in Bournemouth Town Centre, with up to 2000 people taking part in the different workshops, activities and other events – more than 60 in all.
TV and film screenwriters, best-selling authors, poets, journalists, publicists, writing coaches, editors and publishers were all on hand to give advice through talks and practical workshops.
The festival was backed by the Town Centre BID.
Business Development Officer, Susie O’Neill said: “It was an absolutely superb weekend of creativity open to all. Not only did many people come to town to take part, but they also had to opportunity to explore Bournemouth, some of them for the first time.
“I was thrilled to see so many of our levy payers participating enthusiastically in the festival, particularly in hosting events or displaying a sculpture as part of the trail. More than 30 were actively involved which was brilliant.”
She added: “This helps put Bournemouth on the map as a hub of creativity. The whole weekend was a great success, not only for the attendees but for Bournemouth town centre as a whole.”