WELCOME TO WEAVER WORDS 2018, Frodsham Literature Festival

A message from festival patron Tim Firth

I am delighted to welcome you to Frodsham’s fourth Weaver Words Literature Festival. The 2018 theme ‘A Sense of Place’ provides inspiration for five fantastic days of events, talks, outings and workshops.

Patron: Tim Firth
Patron: Tim Firth

Our programme opens with an exciting preview event on Saturday 14 April – a Literary Cruise aboard the newly-restored, award-winning Daniel Adamson boat along the River Weaver.

TV broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth and poet Ian McMillan will be weaving their own magic words at two lively events. And BBC Radio Four Archers star Sunny Ormonde and colleagues take a light-hearted journey into the world of poet Philip Larkin in the popular stage production Larkin’ About.

With a pop-up poetry map, open mic night, two writing competitions and lots of different creative workshops and events, there’s much to enjoy.

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Flash Fiction Competition

Flash fiction is a bite-sized story and often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles, complications and resolution. Stories which involve humour or surprise work particularly well and there is often a twist in the tale. Find out more…

Great Weaver Words
Writing Prize

North Cheshire school children are invited to weave their own magical words and win fabulous prizes in a fantastic writing competition. This year we are looking for the best young poets. Please write a poem in any style, up to 40 lines, inspired by the festival theme ‘A Sense of Place’.

The competition will be judged by festival patron and award-winning writer Tim Firth. Find out more…

Write a poem for our Pop-Up Wall!

Do you feel inspired to pen a poem in response to the festival theme ‘A Sense of Place’? If so, we’d love to read it! Poems will be displayed on our Pop-up Poetry Wall, with links to their geographical point of inspiration. Find out more…