Writers' Festival 2019

A large part of this year’s annual Darlington Arts Festival is dedicated to writers, both new and established, with a variety of events taking place across all four days.
You can learn more about published authors and how they work, 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 a full list of other events, visit the Festival 2019 page.

Programme for Writers

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
Write then read Workshop with Vane Women at Crown Street Library, 3pm-5pm
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 (free)
Monday 20 May:
Bennet House Writers at Bradbury House, 10.30am-noon (free)
Stan L Abbott: meet the author at Waterstones, 12.30pm-1.30pm (free)


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