The latest online event - a two-week, Stay-at-Home! festival

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As the momentum of online events increases, with virtual open-mic nights springing up – see our review of one - a new, two-week online literature festival begins today, Friday 27 March, and goes on until 11 April.

The Stay-at-Home! festival  is a free and completely online festival with workshops, readings, panels and Q&A sessions by writers of all genres. It has been created by poet, novelist and lecturer Carolyn Jess-Cooke, in partnership with Paper Nations.

The festival’s website says: “To join each session you don’t need to sign in or register – simply click on the link provided. Please mute your microphone by clicking on the ‘mute’ button at the top right corner to prevent background noise (unmute during Q&A if you wish to ask a question.”

Events lined up include poetry readings by Jo Colley, Jess Traynor, Jacqueline Saphra, Jane Burn, Jo Clement, Samuel Tongue, Tania Hershman, Carrie Etter, Alyson Hallett,, Victoria Field, Ken Evans, Mary J Oliver, and poetry workshops run by Ruth Stacey and Mab Jones. More details

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