Titania Opens WorcsLitFest | Titania

The evening of Friday, 20th of June, will see the launch of the much awaited Worcestershire Literary Festival. Hosted at the Guildhall, Worcester City Centre, the night will conclude with the competition to determine the Worcestershire Poet Laureate for 2014 /2015.

The panel of judges includes Poet Laureate Emeritus Maggie Doyle, Poet Laureate Tim Cranmore, County Arts Officer Steve Wilson, Young Poet Laureate Holly Perrett and Secretary of LitFest Polly Robinson. Last year’s winner Tim Cranmore will hand over his title to one of 6 finalists: Bronwyn Durand, Louise Jones, Damon Lord, Fergus McGonigal, Claire Walker and Suz Winspear.

As part of the WorcsLitFest supporters, Titania’s team will be there from 18.30, ready to open the evening with the Young Writer competition. The judges are looking for youngsters between the ages 13 and 19 with a unique talent. As sponsors of this event Titania will then present prizes to the young winners. Later, winners of the Flash Fiction awards, an internationally recognised short-story competition, will be announced by the judge and founder of the contest, Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn.

Tickets for the first part of evening can be purchased from the WorcsLitFest website.

The night is set to end with a gentle Midnight Moonlight walk around what was once known as the hunting grounds of Malvern Chase.

This however is only the beginning. Over the next 10 days, the organisers, volunteers and WorcsLitFest advocates have worked very hard to bring new, fun, vibrant and dramatic moments to Worcester. There will be a Romantic Novelists Panel with four award winning authors, writing workshops, stand-up poetry, a live cooking demonstration, children story-telling and an evening with house hold name and radio personality Mike Harding, plus many other surprises.

Along with Titania, the Worcester business community has enthusiastically committed to support the Worcestershire Literary Festival. Among the organisations that have joined forces are: The University of Worcester, Sanctuary Group, The Hive, Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, SME Solicitors, Andrew Grant, King’s Worcester, Tudor House, Severn Valley Railway, Pure Risks, Simply Lets, The Old Rectifying House, Drummonds Bar, Avoncroft Museum, eRotary and others.

Tickets are still available online. For enquiries contact secretary@worcslitfest.co.uk