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ActivitiesFrom time to time The Word… and its contributors attend events or participate in activities that we feel would be beneficial to you.

We also select recommendations we receive  from groups, organisations and businesses that we believe you might be interested in.

Both are highlighted below.




Hay Festival
The grandaddy/granny of book festivals takes place 22 May – 1 June in the beautiful setting of Hay-on-Wye, UK.  The festival is also in a number of other locations with varying dates across the world.

Bridport Prize
An annual competition for short stories, poems and flash fiction.

The New Writer Magazine Relaunches
A magazine for writers and writing groups full of interesting articles and the latest news in the publishing and writing areas.



Writing Courses and Retreats
Close to home or away from it all…let the writer in you come out.  View our highlighted courses and retreats.