Hello there! Last year’s SAHLF was a resounding success, with 220 authors participating and almost 15k people from all over the world tuning in. This year, we want to continue the festival’s work in combating isolation, fostering inclusivity and diversity, and championing literature, and so we welcome pitches from anyone engaged in the literary arts who might wish to propose an event for SAHLF 2021, which runs from 26th April until 9th May.

We are particularly interested in events that engage with the following themes: diversity, inclusivity, isolation, climate emergency. We would also welcome interactive events which engage children and young people, and are open to experimental and innovative events, including open-mic nights, talks, panels, quizzes, readings, showcases, workshops, as well as asynchronous (recorded) talks, readings, workshops, or showcases. Events will be held via Zoom. The deadline for submissions is 27th March 2021, and we will contact the submitters of successful pitches by 31st March 2021.

Click here to submit. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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