The DIVA Literary Festival And Awards: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Get to Birmingham November 3 – 5, you’re in for the time of your life.


Stella Duffy OBE


Are you a bonafide bookworm? Do you love reading brilliant novels by lesbian, bi and trans authors? Do you secretly dream of penning one yourself one day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the DIVA Literary Festival is for you.


The inaugural DIVA Literary Festival and Awards are taking place at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham on 3-5 November 2017.


The weekend will begin on the Friday evening with the DIVA Literary Awards and continue with days full of book readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings and more, focusing on lesbian writers from across the globe. The program aims to reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, providing a platform for the voices and experiences of queer people.


Featuring the most esteemed writers, this event brings together artists and audiences for what will be one of the 'not to be missed' highlights of the literary calendar. View the whole program HERE.



They have some incredible authors


Val McDermid, Stella Duffy, Kiki Archer, VG Lee, Mari Hannah, Clare Ashton, Veronica Fearon, Lucy Sutcliffe, Karen McLeod, the list is endless to see who else will be there CLICK HERE


The Saturday Night Salon


The evening of Saturday 4th November brings The Saturday Night Salon, a wonderful evening of music, comedy and performance.


Radio DIVA hosts Heather Peace and Rosie Wilby are performing and will be joined by Claire Summerskill, Horse McDonald, Krystle Warren and the fabulous Lucy Spraggan will be headlining the night.


They've got Donna Deitch


Yes. It's true! DIVA Lit Fest is being joined by director Donna Deitch for a screening of her iconic lesbian movie Desert Hearts.


Not only will Deitch be showing her cinematic classic at the festival, she’ll also be taking part in an in-depth Q and A with star of The L Word and Radio DIVA's roving reporter, Rachel Shelley.


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