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Patrons: Simon Brett / Carol Cleveland

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Shoreham WordFest dates 2014:
25 September to 12 October

Shoreham Wordfest aims to:

We organise an annual festival each autumn, with talks, workshops and performances in many interesting, and occasionally quirky, venues around Shoreham and the local area.

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Special offer for Shoreham WordFest supporters:

£5 tickets for Joanna Trollope at Connaught Theatre Studio, Worthing, Tuesday March 4th 7.30pm

Join number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope OBE as she discusses her life as a writer and introduces her brilliant new novel Balancing Act. Joanna is the author of seventeen highly acclaimed novels (most recently a retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility), some of which have been adapted for television. In partnership with Random House.

The voucher code is 'WOW' for Joanna Trollope. Tickets for Shoreham WordFest just £5. Phone: 01903 206 206. Tuesday March 4th, 7.30pm The Connaught, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG in the Studio.

Playwriting course
led by Janet Behan

Shoreham WordFest is running a playwriting course led by actress and playwright, Janet Behan, from 4 March to 15 July 2014. There will be an opportunity for plays to be submitted for performance during this year's WordFest in the autumn. Click here for more details.

Schools Writing Competition

Adur District Chairman, Mike Mendoza, is supporting a WordFest schools writing competition for children at all local primary and secondary schools during the spring term. Details are being circulated to schools in January. See Plans for 2014 page for more details.

We also run occasional events throughout the year, such as:

Shoreham WordFest is organised by a group of local writers and literary enthusiasts.
We have a wide group of helpers and supporters. Many authors, workshop leaders and performers have given their time generously to make WordFest a success since we started in 2011.

We are very proud to have Simon Brett and Carol Cleveland as our patrons, and we are very grateful to the on-going support we receive from Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council.

Please click here for information on our plans for the coming year.

We have a review of WordFest 2013, featuring some of the new writing from our short story and poetry slam. click here

There is more about us and information on how to get involved. click here

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Supported by Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council Adur & Worthing Councils