Literary Kitchen is a creative writing enterprise, which offers creative writing courseseventsconsultancy, mentor and manuscript services. Literary Kitchen has links to a number of London-based literary agencies including Conville and Walsh and the Jo Unwin Literary Agency.

The Literary Kitchen cooks up some damn fine stories.”
Katy Darby Liars’ League


Literary kitchen festival

Hey, people have written blog posts about the festival. Read audience goer (and author) Alice Furse’s thoughts here. Natalie Young, who performed at the opening evening, writes about the event here. Participating short-story writer Adam Marek writes about his adventurous evening here. Andrew Slatter documents the Dark Walk, part of the Finale event, here. Richard Scott writes about the Lit Live! event, in which he performed, beautifully, here. Alison Hitchcock, MD of The Word Factory, provides her low down of their day at the Journals and Imprints Fair event here. And Eley Williams of Royal Holloway posts about the festival here.

Some feedback:

“great night/great space/great words” Amy Cutler

“festival was brilliant” Alison Hitchcock, The Word Factory

“Great – good atmosphere & lovely people” Longbarrow Press

“Lovely Sunday @PeckhamPelican for fab @literarykitchen” Julia Bell

“A ukulele just happened, yo @literarykitchen” Jonathan McAloon

“It was a joy to have our authors involved” Vicky Blunden, Myriad Editions

“Just wanted to say how totally awesome the Literary Kitchen Festival was” Charlotte Reid

So much fun! Congratulations on a bloody great festival!” Ella Frears


Performance photos by Perdita Fenn





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More success for alumni Anna Mazzola, who has won the Retreat West short story competition 2013. Well done Anna. Look forward to the novel.

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