“It’s an honour to be involved in celebrating the wealth of talent we have in our community.”
The DIVA Literary Festival is set to be a fantastic weekend full of the very best in LBT+ literature, featuring panels, workshops and interviews with some amazing authors including Val McDermid, Stella Duffy OBE and Kiki Archer.
The whole event kicks off on Friday 3 November with the first ever DIVA Literary Awards. We can now reveal that the one and only Heather Peace will be hosting this spectacular awards show and dinner. Not only that, but the actress, singer, DIVA columnist and Radio DIVA host will also be performing a live music set on during the Saturday evening entertainment.
Heather told us, “I’m thrilled to have been asked to host the first Diva Literary Festival in November and perform for the guests on the Saturday night. It’s an honour to be involved in celebrating and recognising the wealth of talent we have in our community.”
Nominations for the awards are open now so make sure you put your favourite writers forward. The categories are Lesbian Fiction, Bi Fiction, Trans Fiction, Non-fiction, Memoir-Autobiography, One To Watch and Lifetime Achievement. You can get behind your favourite author by submitting your nominations here.
And don’t forget to book your tickets and accommodation. For more details visit the website.
The DIVA Literary Festival takes place Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham.