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Louder Than Words Festival Next Month
Laurie Tuffrey , October 15th, 2013 13:03

Submissions now being taken for the inaugural Wilko Johnson Writing Award
, set to be presented at the festival

From November 15-17, the Louder Than Words festival, celebrating the relationship between music and writing, will be taking place at Manchester's Palace Hotel.

It takes its name from the excellent Louder Than War music website and record label run by top journalist and friend of tQ John Robb, who says, speaking to Manchester music site Silent Radio: "Louder Than Words brings you inside stories, insights and new angles from people who really know what they’re talking, reading and writing about. A brilliant weekend for those in the know and who want to know more..."

The programme's constantly being added to and currently includes Wilko Johnson talking about his life in music with writer, Quietus contributor and Jesus And Mary Chain biographer Zoe Howe, who'll also be in conversation with ex-JAMC man Douglas Hart. Other highlights include Robb talking to Tim Burgess and music author and lecturer Simon Morrison and DJ Jonty Skrufff debating club culture writing, while there'll also be talks and appearances from Jah Wobble, Barney Hoskyns, John Osborne, Chris Salewicz, Tony Walsh aka Longfella, Clinton Heylin, Lucy O’Brien, Simon Warner, Hugh Cornwell and Charlie Connelly.

The festival will also see the Wilko Johnson Writing Award being presented. The prize celebrates new voices in music writing and the festival are now taking entries, with the deadline approaching at midnight this Friday, October 18; head to the festival's homepage to download the entry form, as well as to see full details and get hold of tickets for the event itself.