Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in Burnley Words Festival 2023! Whether you’re a local writer, a keen reader, a budding musician, or community group, here you will find all our latest call outs, projects and opportunities.

Local Writers Call out

On Friday 30th June, 7.30pm, we’re putting an event together dedicated to local writers! This is an open call for anyone in the Burnley area, who considers themselves to be a writer, to share some of your work with us. 

Blaze in the wild – young people project

Blaze in the Wild are a group of 13 – 25 year olds based in East Lancashire who are passionate about protecting our local, natural environment.

They’re about to start working in partnership with Super Slow Way and Burnley Words Festival, to explore how the arts can be used to celebrate and protect our unique landscape. The group would like to invite more young people to get involved and work with local artists, writers and community organisations to creatively explore local habitats and the issues affecting them.

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Community Groups

Run a community group and looking for new projects to get involved with? Burnley Words Festival would love to hear from you! Alongside the more obviously ‘wordy’ events and projects, we are passionate about enabling Burnley people, from all walks of lives to tell their story, in whatever way best suits them! Get in touch with Stephie [email protected]

Authors, Publishers & Artists

Do you have an event or a book you would like to share as part of Burnley Words Festival 2023? Get in touch with [email protected] to find out more about our Authors Stage and Book Market.

Local Writers

In the run up to the festival we will be sharing a number of call outs, commissions and opportunities for local writers to share their talents, including our ‘Now Listen ‘Ere’ project. Keep an eye out on this page for the latest opportunity, or join our mailing list.

Have an idea for an event you’d like to organise for the festival? Or another project you’d like to tell us more about? We are always open to hearing from local writers, get in touch with Stephie [email protected]

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