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- Bursaries available for Brontë Festival of Women's Writing

Two full bursaries available
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We're pleased to announce that we are offering two full bursaries for attendees of this year's Brontë Festival of Women's Writing (Friday 20 - Sunday 22 September 2019).

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were pioneering women writers and continue to inspire literature in limitless ways. This is the Museum's ninth festival dedicated to showcasing women's writing and we're excited to present a weekend packed with events to inspire readers and writers alike.

The Brontës were geographically remote from the publishing centre of nineteenth-century London, and they lacked the social and family connections that often opened doors in the worlds of literature and publishing. These geographical and social barriers still exist 170 years later and with the hope of breaking through some of these, we invited novelist Kit de Waal to programme a range of refreshing and stimulating events that are both relevant to, and supportive of, different voices.

To ensure that the Festival is as accessible as possible, we are offering two full bursaries, which will cover tickets, travel, accommodation and a contribution towards caring responsibilities. You are eligible to apply for a bursary if your personal financial circumstances would otherwise prevent you from being able to attend the Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 July, and successful applicants will be contacted on or before Wednesday 7 August.

For further information, please view the application pack in the downloads menu, or email

Sponsored places for Writing Women in Crime Fiction
The Stauch Prize are pleased to sponsor two places on the workshop Writing Women in Crime Fiction, which takes place on Friday 20 September at 2pm. These sponsored places will cover the workshop fee and are designed to enable people who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend the workshop to come along. If you would like to apply for one of these places, please send a personal statement of no more than 300 words to by 9am on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

For full details of the programme, please visit the What's On section of our website.
For full details of the programme, please visit the What's On section of our website.

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