Hammersmith and Fulham Writers' Festival 2023

Our Programme

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Female Authors of Colour, Indie Authors & Publishers


For three days, 7-9th July, the third WILDE Foundation, Hammersmith & Fulham Writers’ Festival is proud to give a platform to celebrate and salute the writings of the best seasoned and new writers in fiction and non-fiction. At the same time to give inspiration and information to budding writers from professionals.

The impressive 3 days programme is a mixture of ticketed events, free entry, and family activities. Watch this space for the 2023 programme. Our short story/poetry competition is now open with a closing date of 31st May 2023.



Two Crimes & A Romance

Frances Mensah (Author)

Stella Oni (Author)

Scarlett Brade (Author)

In Conversation With … Three The Hard Way

The publishing Legends discuss the future for black writers

Yvvette Edwards (Author) 

Margaret Busby (Author)

 Dr. Velma McClymont (Author)

UNMUTED – Muslim Women’s Narratives

Hira Ali (Author)

Dr Sofia Rehman (Author)

 Yousra Samir (Author)

 Fatha Hassan (Author)

7 Essential Steps to Publishing Your Book

Daniella Blechner (Author)

Pitch & Q&A with Simon & Schuster UK Ltd Fiction Editorial Team

Calling all aspiring debut and/or unagented authors!

S&S is offering tips on pitching your novel, writing your synopsis & finishing your first draft. Limited to 16 spaces. You can book a spot now on before seats are gone! We also have a panel session where we will be offering advice to Writers. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Short Story and Poetry Competition

Are you ready to unleash your inner wordsmith? Our short story/poetry competition is here and we want to see your original works! Submit your entries ASAP by email to handfwriters@outlook.com, the deadline is 31st of May 2023.Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, we welcome all entries. So, grab a pen and paper, let your imagination run wild, and share your creativity with us!

Our Judges

Marcelle Roujade


Author of Black Boy Can’t Fly and Fear, Loathing and Love. Marcelle’s passions are aviation and travel. She writes about her passions and how to help young people interested in aviation. Marcelle was born in Guadeloupe French West Indies; and have lived in London for the past 40 years.

Nicola Perry


Nicola Perry is an author writing a literary quartet called Lost Lessons of Imaginative Beings. She has a Masters in Poetics of Imagination and is passionate about diving into the deep feminine and healing trauma. Nicola is the author of 33 Walks in London and founder of Story’s Compass (creative coaching for writers). She has been a senior editorial consultant for Bloomsbury, Writers &  Artists, Working Partners and Amazon.

Olaminde Awonubi


Author of eight books, Ola Awonubi has written for decades and her short story The Pink House, won first prize in the National words of colour competition and another short story of hers The Go-slow Journey, won the first prize in the fiction category for Wasafiri’s New writing prize 2009 and the Best Author CA Awards 2019.

Eurydice Cadwell

Professional Trainer

An Educator/Dyslexic- friendly Life Coach, Professional Trainer, Eury has spent the past two decades  using her skills, talents and strengths as a dyslexic writer, trainer, educator and coach, to help flip the dyslexic script level the playing field.

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