Festival of Writing – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
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Festival of Writing

The Festival of writing is an annual writing festival held in York which sees hundreds of writers gather from around the world for a weekend of workshops, one-to-ones and more. The Festival of Writing will return in September 2023.

Look back at our Festival of Writing 2022

Look back at our Festival of Writing 2022

Since 2010, over three hundred writers per year have travelled to York, England to attend our Festival of Writing. After a two-year break, we bounced back better than ever. Hundreds of you joined us in September 2022 for an action-packed three days featuring 7-mini courses and 70+ workshops covering everything we know about writing, editing, publishing and more.

The Festival is over for this year, but we’d love to have you at the next one. Register your interest below.

Register your interest for York Festival of Writing 2023

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Festival of Writing at a Glance

Residential Weekend in York

Friday – Sunday

70+ Interactive Sessions

Taught by best selling authors, publishers and agents

Meet Friends and Network

Many authors have met their future agents in York!

York Festival of Writing Highlights

Here are a few of our favourite picks from this action-packed weekend

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live

Watch back our marquee event – Friday Night Live! Our finalists this year were some of the strongest yet and made the event a dramatic, captivating and heart-wrenching affair.

York Festival of Writing: Where Your Writing Journey Begins

Not sure I’d be where I am now, if I hadn’t got myself a ticket, taken a deep breath, and stood up on that stage at Friday Night Live.

Eleanor Anstruther

Festival Attendee and author of ‘A Perfect Explanation’ (2019)
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Make Life-long Writing Friends at the Festival

It certainly lived up to expectations. You were all very welcoming and exceptionally friendly and made being in a new place all by myself very exciting and not at all uncomfortable. The professionals and people from the industry that I met were also greatly helpful and wonderfully friendly. I have made contacts and learned much that I know will be helpful for me in the here and now as well as further down the road.

Carolyn, B

Festival Attendee
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