Events 

Literary Events 
Stafford Publishers work with artists, performers and story tellers to bring regular themed Literary events. These opportunities give authors time to share their work with an audience and to help broaden their network and meet other authors and artists. 
If you are a published author and are interested in taking part in one of our events, then send your interest via our contact form.  
We look forward to meeting you. 
 
 
Stafford LitFest and writing competition 
We are excited to announce the first Stafford LitFest will be on 18th April 2020 the event is sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Place, Stafford and Stafford Borough Council with the main event being held at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. 
The day will be made up by three ticketed sessions each showcasing a variety of authors and talks. There will also be book sales and an open mic spoken word session throughout the day. 
Further details and for booking information can be found here - https://staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/ Tel:01785 619080. 
 
Writing competition 
 
Leading up to the event there is a writing competition which is now open until Feb 15th 2020 
There are two age categories Adult and 11-15 years. 
The theme is free, however there are two entry criteria’s – 
Flash fiction (no more than 300 words) 
Poetry (no more than 40 lines) 
Submission for all Adult entries is £5.00 per entry (up to 3 entries) Payment via Eventbrite –https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/81510743829 
11-15 years entry is free (maximum 1 entry) 
Prizes will be awarded to the winners selected by a judging panel. Prizes x 2 Adult winners one £50.00 voucher each x 3 Junior winners. One £10.00 voucher each. 
Winners will be announced on 31st March 2020. 
The winning applicants will be invited to be presented with their prizes at the Stafford Lit Fest on 18th April 2020. 
To request and application form email - hello@staffordpublishers.com or go to our contact us page. 
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