Barbara Large Bursary Fund 2021 - for writers of any age - NOW CLOSED

Due to the generosity of many Writers’ Weekend attendees, the Barbara Large Bursary Fund distributed nine £75 bursaries to writers experiencing financial difficulty to be used toward the 2021 Writers’ Weekend.

The bursary is in memory of Barbara Large, founder of the Winchester Writers’ Festival and massive supporter of writers everywhere.

The Monica Wood Scholarships - for young writers aged 18 - 25 - NOW CLOSED.

This year has been really tough for us all, but especially for young people studying and trying to go forward in their writing careers. We’d like to offer a helping hand.

Monica Wood very generously funded FOUR scholarships for young writers aged 18-25 of limited means to attend the entire 2021 Writers’ Weekend. The scholarship included both keynotes, all 18 Talks, the Writers’ Circles, four one-to-one appointments with literary agents and/or author mentors, readings, Open Mic, Expo and recordings of all of the talks that can be viewed until 31 August.

The Women's Prize Trust Scholarship - for a low-income woman - NOW CLOSED

One Weekend ticket to attend the 2021 Writers’ Weekend was awarded to a woman on a low income, whose financial situation prohibits them from attending the event.  The Weekend ticket includes 18 Talks with Q&A, both keynotes, three one-to-ones, Group Chats, access to the Expo, Success Stories readings, the opportunity to have a 30-minute Reedsy editorial session and a free ticket to the Discoveries panel discussion with Kate Mosse.

The Lindsay Literary Scholarship 2021 - for writers of children's fiction from an under-represented background - NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES

Lindsay Literary Agency was delighted to sponsor a fully funded writers’ place at the Virtual Writers’ Weekend in 2021. The agency first sponsored a place at the Winchester Writers’ Festival in 2018 and 2021 will be the fourth year they have run the scholarship.

The 2021 scholarship was awarded to a children’s fiction writer (picture book, middle grade or YA) from an under-represented background. The funding covers the cost of a Weekend ticket with access to both keynotes, 18 Talks with Q&A, readings, an Open Mic, and the Expo together with a one-to-one tutorial with founder of the Lindsay Literary Agency, Becky Bagnell, plus access to recordings of all 18 Talks during the weekend that can be viewed until 31 August. 

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