Great initiative here from the Evening Standard newspaper in London who just announced the first ever Stories Festival in association with Netflix. It will celebrate a diverse range of talent; debut novelists, poets, screenwriters – sharing their stories, and their unique approach, to live audiences.
The festival will give a new generation of voices from across the UK the chance to tell their stories and receive industry support, through an accompanying competition, ‘What’s Your Story’?
Emily Sheffield, Editor, Evening Standard “We at the Evening Standard are excited to be launching this inaugural storytelling festival and competition, a major creative collaboration with partner Netflix. We can’t wait to hear your stories. I would encourage anyone who has ever wanted to write or tell their story to enter.”
The Stories Festival will be held from 24-26 September at Picturehouse Central in London. The line up will include Jed Mercurio (Creator of Line of Duty), Alice Oseman (Heartstopper), Rabina Khan (Lib Dem councillor and author of My Hair is Pink Under This Veil), Will Young (Singer and author of To be a gay man), and Naoise Dolan (debut author of Exciting Times). The Festival will also feature a showcase from Stormzy’s #Merky Books (Penguin Random House) imprint featuring fresh young writers and a “proof party” from Dialogue Books (Hachette), where some of their hottest new talent will be unveiled and the audience will go home with a proof copy of each book.
• Tickets go on sale in early July – …..PAN will update this date when we get it.