The third Word festival is almost upon us. If you are a writer (of any hue) in the northwest of England or just have a love of the written word, put September 20 2014 in your diary now.

Or better still click here and buy yourself a ticket to this great one-day festival at the New Continental in Preston, Lancashire.


It will not only be a great day out and a chance to meet several excellent writers and speakers (and me), it is also an investment in yourself as a writer. The past two years have been a great success.

You deserve to spend a day talking, thinking and musing about writing - and picking up some new ideas to energise your prose or verse. And lunch is included.

Go here for a full list of speakers.