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Writeidea 2016

 

 

 

 

Writeidea 2016 was once again, truly a people’s event, with many authors suggested by local people, and others chosen from an ever wider range of fiction and non-fiction writers and performers.
Highlights included Polari - London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon; architectural historian and television presenter Dan Cruickshank; novelist and screenwriter Catherine Johnson; graphic novel pioneers Bryan and Mary Talbot; Poet Dean Atta; postpunk legend Brix Smith Start; artist Peter Kennard and Ann Cleeves, the bestselling author behindITV’s Vera and BBC’s Shetland.
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Writeidea 2015

 

 

 

 

In 2015 we remained true to our aim of combining well-known names with emerging writers, all bringing their own local, national and international perspective on fiction and non-fiction writing. Speakers included the marvellous Iain Sinclair; Young Adult authors Holly Bourne,Jjames Dawson, Non Pratt and Dawn Kurtagich; global bestselling author Dorothy Koomson; Crime Writers Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French); Award-winning and popular children’s poet Michael Rosen; music legend Viv Albertine and many more.
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Writeidea 2014

 

 

 

 

In 2014, we had a wide range of international, national and local authors and performers covering novels and short story writing, history, journalism, poetry, music, comedy, photography and television writing. There were thought provoking and lively debates, riveting excursions into the past, fascinating journeys through the imagination, literary globetrotting, self-deprecating humour, satire and much more. Speakers included Writer and activist, Tariq Ali; Jake Arnott; Xiaolu Guo; Comedic author Nikesh Shukla; poet, spoken word artist and stand up Kate Fox; historian Tom Holland; Nadifa Mohamed; journalist and writer Owen Jones and many more.


Writeidea 2009 - 2013

 


Speakers at Writeidea have included:

The Gentle Author Owen Jones
Esther Freud Jonathan Coe
Salena Godden Debora Moggach
Sarah Wise Adam O'Riordan
Rosie Dastgir Shahida Rahman
Nigel Jones David Rosenberg
Dreda Say Mitchell Louise Raw
Colin Grant Paul Willetts
Kia Abdullah Robert Eaglestone
Jay Rayner Robin Ince
Jill Dawson Michael Jecks
Louise Doughty Alison Moore