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Winchester Writers Festival launches scholarship scheme
EMERGING writers in Winchester can receive support with the introduction of a new scheme.
The University of Winchester Writers’ Festival has launched a Festival Scholarship Scheme for writers aged 18-25 who may benefit from attending the festival to help launch their careers.
There are ten scholarships available, worth £375 each, for the event on June 20-22 at the University of Winchester.
Now in its 35th year the festival aims to nurture new and established creative writing talent with workshops, talks and one-to-one appointments with around 60 literary agents, commissioning editors, bestselling authors and publishing experts.
Judith Heneghan, festival director and senior lecturer at the University, said: “It gives young writers the opportunity to network with each other, improve their craft, develop new work and learn more about the publishing process. Many young writers are highly motivated; we want to nurture their talent and help connect them with industry experts and each other.”
Applications for the scheme close on March 31 and for more information go to writersfestival.co.uk.
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