Pow-Wow Litfest 2013

Sadly, LitFest is over for 2013. But we’ll be back! Watch this space…

On Saturday 14th September 2013 we ran a packed programme of writing workshops.

On Sunday 15th September 2013 we presented our usual mix of inspiring, informative talks and discussions on all matters literary, in the garden of Birmingham’s friendliest pub. Last year our fabulous line-up included:

  • Adam Foulds, multi-award winner and one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists 2013
  • M John Harrison, legendary writer of speculative fiction
  • Suzi Feay, influential book reviewer and literary prize judge
  • Stan Nicholls, award winning, million selling author of the Orcs series
  • Richard House, Booker longlisted literary innovator
  • Mark Edwards, bestselling self-published crime writer
  • Lucy Luck, literary agent

What people said about Litfest 2012:

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‘A thoroughly enjoyable event with a great line-up and a friendly atmosphere.’ – Alison Moore, Booker shortlisted author.

‘Last year’s PoW-WoW was great fun: lively audiences, inspiring readings, interesting insights to the world of publishing, not to mention the best burger I’ve ever had…’ – Charlie Brotherstone, literary agent.

‘LitFest makes me glad I’ve moved back to Birmingham. As a speaker giving a talk, the audience for my session was like a welcoming floodlight: very warm and friendly but absolutely knowing their stuff and wanting me to know mine too. I had a ball and I’ve stayed in touch with people I met for the first time in the audience that day.’ William Gallagher, scriptwriter.

From our feedback forms:

“I’m incredibly impressed with the whole day, very slick, excellent value for money, great vibe.”

“Really useful advice from writers and those in the publishing industry.”

“Thank you for an exciting and inspiring event.”

“It’s wonderful that someone’s doing something like this in Birmingham.”

What is Pow-Wow Litfest?

  • a great way to find out more about the world of books, to hear from, meet and talk to publishers, agents, marketing people, and published authors.
  • friendly and informal- we welcome writers at all stages, from absolute beginners to the most experienced.
  • run by writers, planned to meet the needs of writers.
  • a place for the writing community in the Midlands to come together, network and make friends.

5 thoughts on “Pow-Wow Litfest 2013

  1. We are a small independent publisher based in Nottingham and would very much like to be involved with the Pow-Wow Literature Festival in 2013. Or if it is too late for this year, 2014.

    We have a variety of authors who are willing to give talks on their work, from American Jazz to the art of whistling! We also have fiction writers, poets and many more. Please take a look at our website for details of what we have published.

    Can you let me know whether it is too late to pitch for 2013, and if not, can you explain your fee system for workshops and also for having a stall at the festival.

    Kind regards

    Angela Foxwood for Five Leaves Publications

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