Improve your writing, find out how to publish your novel, get hints and tips and find inspiration during our February and November micro-festivals. 

Pull up a chair, gather around the hearth and indulge in a day of stimulating and entertaining conversation.

Hearth began in 2013 and is held in November and February every year. Hearth is an opportunity to meet, talk and create with four authors over a day of writing-related activity.

Former Hearth guests include Lucy Gough, Rebecca Abrams, James Runcie and Patricia Bracewell (Nov 2014); Adnan Mahmutovic, Neil Griffiths, Melissa Harrison and Tania Hershman (Feb 2014); Sarah Butler, Katrina Naomi, Suzette Hill and Jessie Burton (Feb 2015). Please use the sidebar to the left to navigate our successful past and exciting upcoming Hearth festivals. 

Listen to a selection of recordings from our past Hearth events over on our SoundCloud page.