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FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2017
The inaugural DIVA Literary Festival and Awards are taking place at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham on 3/4/5 November 2017.
The weekend will begin on the Friday evening with the DIVA Literary Awards and continue with days full of book readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings and more, focusing on lesbian writers from across the globe. Our programme aims to reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, providing a platform for the voices and experiences of queer people.
Featuring the most esteemed writers, this event brings together artists and audiences for what will be one of the 'not to be missed' highlights of the literary calendar.
PROGRAMME RELEASED SOON
We’re adding more and more literary treats to the Festival every day - so we won’t be publishing a full programme for a while. Until then, here are a few tasters of what’s in store.
DESERT ISLAND DIVA
In which your favourite celebs discuss the books that have shaped their lives
IN CONVERSATION WITH…
Not-to-be-missed in-depth interviews with top authors, including Val McDermid, Stella Duffy, VG Lee and Kiki Archer
ON THE PANEL
Round table conversations to entertain, inspire and - perhaps - provoke
A mixed bag of carefully curated sessions on the novel, journalism, poetry writing and more
A series of talks from some truly talented women
A change of tack with spoken word performances, poetry readings and musical interludes