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SouthWestFest 2014 - Free Creative Writing Workshops! Stories of SW1 Writing Competitiong

I'm delighted to announce that I will be working with SouthWestFest this year for a series of FREE creative writing workshops and a creative writing competition as part of the Stories of SW1 Exhibition.

The two-hour workshops will run on the evenings of 24 June, 01 and 08 July 2014 from 5:45-7:45pm at the Pimlico branch of Westminster Libraries. These are low-pressure, supportive, fun workshops designed for writers of all levels. You don't need any previous experience and there will be exercises to help you get started with putting pen to paper.

Space is limited so book now by emailing:

Participants will have the opportunity to submit for the Stories of SW1 creative writing competition, which has a £50 prize. Work will be displayed as part of the Stories of SW1 Exhibition and we hope to do a live reading at the end of festival bash!

Competition Rules:
Deadline for creative writing submission is midnight Sunday 06 July 2014
Email to: with the subject line 'Writing Entry - your name'
Writing must be sent in the body of the email - attachments will not be opened
Flash fiction must be no more than 500 words
Poetry must be 20 lines or fewer
Submission fee is £5 (for this fee you can submit up to 2 pieces) - There's only a fee to help to support all the free events in the festival (like writing workshops!)
You must include proof of payment with your submission
Paypal details are at

SouthWestFest is a fantastic celebration of South West London, its history and the people who live, work and study in the area. The official dates are the 27th of June through the 14th of July, but there are some events on even earlier (like the first writing workshop!). Events include a comedy night, photography workshops, a parade, a comedy night and more. There is something for everyone and for all ages, so check out the SouthWestFest website or the flyers available throughout SW1. We hope to see you there!