• The Medina from Island Harbour

  • Rape fields from Brading Down

  • Clouds over Whitecliff Bay

  • Appley Beach, Ryde

  • Early morning in Bembridge Harbour

  • Compton Bay and Tennyson Down

  • Overlooking St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham

Write on Wight

What inspires you?

The Isle of Wight offers fantastic coastal scenery, rich woodlands, wonderful historic castles, ruins of grand houses and picturesque villages and towns.   There is a thriving arts community and over the centuries many famous scribes have made the island their base:  Alfred Lord Tennyson, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, John Keats, J B Priestly, Enid Blyton, Anthony Minghella and our patron Alan Titchmarsh!

If you are a writer based on the island or a regular visitor, share what inspires you!  What nourishes your creativity?  Is it a place? A view?  A community?

Make a short video on your phone or camera (30 seconds to 1 minute) showing your choice and explain why it inspires you or get a friend to record you.

Send your entries to our Drop Box by Thursday 1st October, 2020  and we will be selecting a collection to share during this year’s digital festival.  By sending us your entry you will be entered in a prize draw.  We have 2 x  £25 vouchers from Medina Books in Cowes and 2 x free return car ferry tickets from our title sponsor Red Funnel to give away to local writers!

Let us know:

Send a note with your video telling us:

  • your name,  email address and telephone number
  • what you have published and the genres you write
  • whether you would be willing to be interviewed for the digital festival

By taking part you agree:

  • All material must be submitted electronically
  • All content has been created by you and does not infringe data protection or copyright of another party (for example featuring any prominent branding, music or other items belonging to someone else) without their express permission
  •  Isle of Wight Literary Festival (IWLF) reserve the right to edit, include or exclude material submitted
  • The personal information you provide can be retained by IWLF and used to administer the competition and promote Write on Wight for IWLF 2020 and subsequent festivals.

To get you started here is a video from local author George East.

The full terms and conditions for the prize draw are available here including conditions on the Red Funnel ferry tickets. Write on Wight T&Cs

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