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Welcome to Shoreham Wordfest, a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting the joy and wonder of words, written, spoken and sung. We are an entirely voluntary organisation, supported by Adur District and West Sussex County Councils, and local businesses.

We organise an autumn festival featuring authors, poets, drama, talks, writing workshops and entertaining events for all ages. We have a mission to support new writing, as well as bringing established authors and performers to Shoreham.

Wordfest promotes creativity and celebrates the inspiring environment of our locality. Events run in varied, and often quirky, venues such as houseboats, ancient buildings, cafes and local arts and community centres.

Our audience is drawn from across Sussex and beyond, with an increasing number of regular supporters. We organise events for children, families and link with local schools. Wordfest runs workshops and competitions as well occasional events throughout the year such as a Poetry Trail with poems featured in local shops and venues during Adur Festival in June.

Shoreham Wordfest comprises over 20 volunteers, writers and literary enthusiasts. We are now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We welcome people to join us or to bring new ideas and suggestions for activities in the coming year.