SO: To Speak 2018 is an offshoot of Southampton’s main SO: To Speak Festival. Due to venue complications, ArtfulScribe was unable to deliver some events originally intended as part of SO: To Speak Festival 2017.  The weekend of activity from 2-4th November 2018 accounts for those previous short-comings, bringing together new cultural partners to celebrate the city’s creative output through the SO:Write project while also serving to introduce audiences to new writers and writing at Small Press Showcases, workshops, and evening events.

Thanks are due to University of Southampton, NST, John Hansard Gallery and Southampton Cultural Development Trust for support, and Arts Council England/Southampton Festivals for funding.

SO:Write is a two-year literature development initiative managed by ArtfulScribe and generously funded by Arts Council England with support from Apples and Snakes, ArtfulScribe, John Hansard Gallery, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Libraries, Southampton Cultural Development Trust, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, and University of Southampton.