Gyles Brandreth and Ian McMillan lead impressive line up.

TV broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth and poet Ian McMillan head up an impressive programme of talks, events, workshops and competitions for Frodsham’s fourth Weaver Words Literature Festival, Wednesday 25 April – Sunday 29 April.

Supported by the Arts Council England, the Marshes Community Benefit Fund and Frodsham Town Council, the festival will again feature two writing competitions. £500 prize money is on offer for writers of the best adult flash fiction story (under 300 words) and for local children, patron Tim Firth will again be judging the Great Weaver Words Writing Prize.

Weaver Words chair, Prof Sue Zlosnik said: “We are proud to have assembled a great line-up for Frodsham’s fourth literature festival. We are expecting that Gyles Brandreth, Ian McMillan and Sunny Ormonde will be very popular as well as some of the more unusual events like the Literary Cruise sailing along the River Weaver.

“We’re very keen to engage with younger readers too. There is a special pre-school story and activity session for very young children taken by the wonderful Emi Lou Howe, who has written a new story especially for the festival.”

“We are grateful to all our sponsors for their kind support. We are still looking for more volunteers to join us so if you could spare a few hours to help out during the festival, do get in touch.” Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A free 28 page Weaver Words brochure is available to collect from Frodsham Community Centre, Dandelion Gifts, Castle Park and other publicity points around the town.

Booking opens on Monday 5th February.

For more details see the festival website

Tickets can be purchased online, through the box office 0333 666 3366 and in person at Frodsham Community Centre or Dandelion Gifts.

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