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Catch the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Fri 6 Sep 2013

Catch the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Bookworms hoping to make a trip to the island this October should time their visit with the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Taking place at various venues in and around Cowes, the event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for lovers of all things literature to attend workshops and talks held by well-known authors from across all genres.

Kicking off on October 18th and running until the 22nd, the festival will include a jazz and poetry night, a Dragons' Den-style evening where you can pitch your story ideas to publishing professionals and a pub quiz.

You'll also hear from a number of writers, who will be answering any burning questions you may have about writing and providing information about their forthcoming titles.

The workshops being held include a masterclass by author Deborah Moggach on how to adapt books for film, a creative writing workshop covering all aspects of writing a novel, a graphic comic masterclass and a workshop on how to find a meaningful and satisfying career in writing.

A high calibre of writers will be in attendance at the festival, including Kate Mosse - author of Labyrinth - Victoria Glendinning, Philip Wells and Isabel Ashdown, who is known for her contemporary novels such as Glasshopper and Hurry Up and Wait.

Tickets to the event are very reasonably priced, with day passes costing just £13.50, which is a bargain considering the diversity of literary treats on offer. A weekend pass - which covers all three days - will set you back only £34.

There is also the chance to enter a short story competition being organised by the festival, which asks that participants create an "unforgettable character" in 300 words to compete for the prize of a book token and free entry.

If you have yet to sort out transport for the festival, then book a trip with Red Funnel, one of the main sponsors of the three-day extravaganza.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801634516-ADNFCR

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