UPDATE: Unfortunately, Jenn Ashworth has reluctantly had to pull out of The Word Festival this year – but all is not lost because the fabulous …

Kate Feld, blogger, writer, editor, and journalist, will now be leading our session on Blogging and Social Media for writers.

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Develop your professional profile as a writer at The Word Festival where Award-winning author Jenn Ashworth will be delivering a talk and Q&A session on blogging for writers.

Jenn’s 2009 novel A Kind of Intimacy was included in the Waterstone’s New Voices promotion and short-listed for Sam Jordison’s Not The Booker Award at The Guardian. In 2010 it got a Betty Trask award from the Society of Authors, and Jenn’s second novel, Cold Light, has also received excellent reviews:

‘Another cleverly skewed tale told from the self-conscious perspective of an outsider’ ‘arrestingly observant’ ‘Ashworth’s second book confirms that  the first was no one-off… her talent could take her a long way’.    The Guardian

As well as winning numerous awards for her writing and for her blog, Jenn Ashworth was included in the BBC Culture Show’s Best 12 New Novelists in 2011.