Weaver Words Literature Festival postponed until next May

THE Weaver Words Literature Festival, which was due to be staged in Frodsham from 29 April – 3 May, has sadly been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The five day programme for the biennial festival at Frodsham Community Centre will now be moved to Wednesday 5 – Saturday 9 May 2021. The deadline for the Flash Fiction Competition, sponsored by FDR Law, will be extended by 11 months to 28 February 2021, and the winners announced at the new festival in 2021.

The Great Weaver Words writing prize for children, sponsored by Frodsham and Helsby Rotary, will be judged next month as planned, and prizes awarded in a new ceremony to be arranged later this year.

Weaver Words festival manager, Lynn Pegler, said: “We are extremely disappointed we’ve had to postpone the literature festival but given the current health situation, we felt this was the only responsible course open to us.

“The intention is to move the whole programme forward by a year, subject to availability of speakers. We have deliberately extended the deadline for the Flash Fiction competition to be in line with the new festival dates in 2021. With everyone confined to their homes for weeks, perhaps this is an ideal time to try your hand at writing at a bite-sized story – only 300 words! More details are on our website.”

Any tickets already booked through the website will automatically be refunded. People who bought tickets at the Community Centre or Dandelion will be contacted separately to arrange refunds.

For more details see the festival website www.weaverwords.org.uk

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