Writing festival aimed at the young

by ANTONY CLAY

A FESTIVAL to celebrate the literary efforts of young people is set to be held in Sheffield next month.

The Hive Young Writers Festival will take place on Saturday, April 13, at Sheffield Hallam University’s Institute of Education on Charles Street in the city.

The festival will give more than 100 young people the chance to work with and get advice from professional writers through workshops, panel talks and one-to-one sessions, and to network, meet other young writers, perform and write.

Workshops will range from an introduction to comedy writing with Radio 4’s Kate Fox to writing for computer games with Tom Knight, as well as ones on comics and graphic novels, poetry, script writing, and fiction.

The event is open to people aged from 14 to 30.

Hive South Yorkshire, which supports young writers across the county, has teamed up with Sheffield Hallam University this year for the jam-packed day.

Tickets will cost £10 or £12.

The event will run from 10.30am to 6.30pm, with registration from 9.45am.

Vicky Morris, from Hive, said: “This is going to be an inspiring and vibrant day for young writers from across the north. All interests and abilities welcome.

“We’ve kept ticket prices so low because we really want to encourage access and travel to the event.”

To find out more and book a place, visit http://www.hivesouthyorkshire.com/fest2019.

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