Writers’ Circle to host literary festival

Writers’ Circle to host literary festival

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

TO celebrate 50 years of encouraging the written and spoken word, Southport Writers’ Circle are hosting a literary festival, open for all to come along with Open Mic, author tables, creative activities and more.

Founded in 1971, the SWC was created on the principles of encouraging writers of all forms.

This has been achieved through constructive critique and many interesting and entertaining events over the years.

Since then the goal has remained unchanged but the membership has become increasingly diverse, welcoming experienced and amateur writers alike, drawing on poets, prosewriters, playwrights, article smiths, novelists, and many other nuanced forms of the written word.

There have been more than a few luminaries who have been members of SWC over the years, having works published with Mills and Boon, Random House, HarperColins and a slew of popular magazines, amongst other outlets.

At the event, there will be favourites such as The Endless Story Scroll, a range of poetry, plays and prose performances as well as plenty of local authors and businesses to meet and greet.

There are still some remaining Open Mic or Author Table slots left at time of writing, so feel please contact the group via Facebook or swconline.co.uk if you want to get involved.

For visitors to the event, it will be taking place Sunday, August 28, 10-4pm at Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road.

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