A large part of this year’s annual Darlington Arts Festival is dedicated to writers, both new and existing, with a variety of events taking place across all four days.

You can learn more about published authors and how they work, and how to get published, or try your hand at writing poetry at the workshops, then read your work at the Open Mic night, or you could finally start writing your memoirs or that epic novel.

Please click on each event for further information, contacts, venue, cost and how to book (if applicable). For full list of events, visit the Festival 2019 page.

Programme for the Writers’ Festival events:

Friday 17 May:
Getting up close in poem-writing Workshop at Crown Street Library, 10am-11.30am
Slices of life Workshop at Crown Street Library, 1pm-2.30pm

Saturday 18 May:
Show, don’t tell Workshop at Crown Street Library, 9am-10.30am
Writing a big story Workshop/talk at Crown Street Library, 11am-1pm
The art of the novel – a case study at Hatch, 3pm-5pm

Sunday 19 May:
An introduction to crime fiction Workshop at Dr.inks, 10am-1pm
And the meek shall inherit the storyline Talk at Dr.inks, 2pm-3pm
Open mic for writers at Hash, 5pm-8pm

Monday 20 May:
Bennet House Writers at Bradbury House, 10.30am-noon
Stan L Abbott: meet the author at Waterstones, 12.30pm-1.30pm


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