TWF 2024

Short Story/Poetry
Competition 2024​

Unlock the creative potential of your children and let their imagination soar! The Writer’s Festival 2024 Short Story/Poetry Competition is the perfect platform for young minds to showcase their literary talents.

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The Resilient Writer by olamide awonubi

How do you keep your dream of writing alive when the dream looks like it isn’t going to happen? Ola Awonubi, author of the historical fiction A Nurses Tale, published by Harper Collins takes you on her 30-year journey from a dream to publication along with suggestions for improving your writing practice and preparing your work for publication.

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Beyond Writing by stella oni

The workshop is designed for writers and authors at any stage of their careers. The session will unlock the secrets to leveraging artificial intelligence to amplify your reach and connect with readers worldwide. Discover how AI can transform your marketing efforts, making them more effective, efficient, and engaging.

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Writing to Exhale by Abiodun Abdul

In this Akéwì poetry workshop, you’ll inhale inspiration, awakening abundant thoughts and feelings to then creatively exhale onto the poetic page. We’ll first review poems navigating and overcoming the lows before exploring verses embracing and celebrating the highs. Then let your word weaving flow forth from across the emotional spectrum, breathing air into imagined wonderlands, debilitating struggles, cognitive massages or enlightening dreamscapes. You can also respire through substantive life experiences be them perilous, playful, painful, peaceful…or a poignant patchwork of them all!

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Attention Seekers by Simon & Schuster

An interactive workshop aimed at new writers, looking at hooks, first lines, titles and pitches
with Clare Hey, Katherine Armstrong and Sara-Jade Virtue from the S&S Fiction Editorial
team. We encourage all attendees to participate fully in the discussion, and bring along their
own pitches and hooks for live feedback.

 

 

Meet The Authors

Our talented writers are scheduled to participate in our panels, workshops, and a variety of other exciting activities. Each author brings a unique voice and perspective to our event, enriching the festival with their diverse experiences and insights.

Author's Chat

The Author’s Journey

Lisa Brent

Jamaican-British writer from South London, debuted "Symona’s Still Single" blending romance and self-help, part of #Twentyin2020 cohort, advocate for Black writers.

Njambi McGrath

Award-winning comedian, author, presenter, and political commentator, known for hit BBC Radio 4 series, successful theater runs, and comedy specials.

Beyond the Single Story

Kelechi Okafor

Nigerian-born Londoner, is a versatile creator, podcast host, and author, challenging societal norms through insightful discussions and writings.

Jendella Benson

British-Nigerian author and editor, debuted in 2022 with 'Hope & Glory,' head of editorial at Black Ballad, exploring diverse themes.

Candice Brathwaite

Acclaimed author of 'I Am Not Your Baby Mother,' achieves success in fiction and nonfiction. Co-host of 'Closet Confessions' podcast.

Tina Andrews

International, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, producer, director, actress, author, visual artist, and global citizen.

Magdalene Abraha

Publisher

Spoken Word Feature

George the Poet for the Hammersmith and Fulham Writer's Festival

George the Poet

Spoken Word Performer

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What Past Attendees are Saying?

TWF H&F Writers' Festival brought many talented and inspiring people together. The energy was electric and the people were warm and inviting. I learned so much. There was good food and great products and books on sale. I would definitely be returning and telling all my friends and family to come too. A truly wonderful event.
Kandake M
I attended TWF Writers' Festival at White City Place, hosted by the Wilde Foundation. I live in North Hertfordshire and I found the day very informative and energising. As an individual who is very much a novice in the creative writing field, hearing about the black authors' journey into writing, the interactive workshops, and networking with other attendees is very inspiring. I have shared my experience with members of my gym and I'm looking forward to the H & F Festival this year 2024.
Joy Spencer
TWF Writers' Festival has been cathartic and inspiring for me. It was a healing space to see writers of colour expressing their thoughts and reading their books. I was inspired by the Muslim sisters and the work of other authors, sharing their journies and telling our stories. Rasheda Malcolm should be proud of the inspiring work she is doing - and I look forward to next year's festival with great anticipation. It was unlike any other festival I have attended, and the authors were all so accessible and friendly.
Sharon T

Our Workshops

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