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Win tickets to the Winchester Writers’ Weekend 2021


Enter your details below for a chance to win tickets to this year’s Writers’ Weekend

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Are you a writing enthusiast or interested in creative writing? Then this competition is perfect for you. Enter your details below for a chance to win a ticket to one of the Writers’ Weekend keynotes or to win access to recordings from the entire weekend.


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Two lucky winners can enjoy a ticket to a keynote of their choice at the virtual Writers’ Weekend taking place this June. You can choose either Diana Gabaldon, author of the ‘Outlander’ series – taking place on 26 June, or Chris Riddell, award-winning children’s author and illustrator which is taking place on 27 June. The winners will be able to view the keynote live online and will also have access to a recording of the keynote to watch as many times as they like until 31 August 2021.

A third winner will win access to online recordings of all 18 talks and both keynotes happening over the weekend. These will be available to watch from 29 June – 31 August, 2021.

The competition closes on Sunday 9 May – Good luck.

Please see the terms and conditions here.

A picture of Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon – author of the ‘Outlander’ series

The Virtual Writers’ Weekend, 24-27 June 2021, is a place where writers working in any genre, at any level, find information, inspiration and interaction with other writers and industry professionals. Every year, writers receive offers of representation at the Writers’ Weekend. This year, it could be you!

Speakers include Robert Fabbri, Lissa Evans, Tracey Corderoy, MG Leonard, Derek Miller, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Helen Fields and Ness Wood, to name a few, as well as top literary agents who will give talks on the craft of writing and how to get published. There will be 18 talks in total on the craft of writing with Q&As. The full programme of speakers is available here.

The weekend also has over 500 one-to-one appointments with 40 top literary agents and author mentors and six writing competitions, so look out for those. For more information please visit the Writers’ Weekend website.

Follow the Writers’ Weekend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on news and competitions.

A picture of Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell – award-winning children’s author and illustrator