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BIG, BIG thanks to EVERYONE who made #Louder2018 such a great weekend! Sponsors, supporters, volunteers and of course our contributors and audience members! What a blast! We canNOT wait to welcome the people who will make this years just as good. Watch this space!

If you are interested in contributing to Louder 2019, please email jilladam@louderthanwordsfest.com giving details of your work, preferred contact, suggestion of event and (as appropriate) your publisher.

Celeste Bell

Celeste Bell spent much of her childhood living on a Hare Krishna farm in the…

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Zoë Howe

Writer, artist and musician Zoë Howe is the author of acclaimed music biographies Dayglo: The…

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Thurston and Eva

Thurston Moore is founder of the New York rock band Sonic Youth. He has over…

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Marianne Dissard

Her own desert noir chanson plays effortlessly with contradictions: tender, yet abrasive; melodramatic, but vulnerable;…

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Cathi Unsworth

Cathi Unsworth has written six pop-cultural noir novels: That Old Black Magic, Without The Moon,…

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Jordan Mooney

Icon, muse, catalyst and the most recognisable face of punk, Jordan was described as ‘the…

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Daryl Easlea

DARYL EASLEA, is the co-editor of and contributor to The Supreme Record Company: The Story…

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Eamonn Forde

Eamonn Forde has been writing about all areas of the music business since 2001. He…

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Heath Common

Heath Common is a music journalist, songwriter (Hi4Head records), music publisher (H4H Music), broadcaster and…

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Simon Warner

Simon Warner is an author, journalist and broadcaster with a particular interest in Kerouac and…

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Wayne Hussey

Bristol born & bred, and passionate Liverpool FC supporter, Wayne Hussey, lauded by some as…

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Leslie Tate and Sue Hampton

Leslie Tate studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and has been shortlisted…

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Jim Bob from CARTER USM

Between 1987 and 1997, Jim Bob rode a decade-long rollercoaster from the UK’s pub and…

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Lucy O’Brien

Lucy O'Brien is a writer/academic and broadcaster. She is author of She Bop: The Definitive…

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Graham Duff

Graham Duff is a prolific screenwriter who wrote all 53 episodes of BBC3’s ‘Ideal’, starring…

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Grace Maxwell

Grace Maxwell was born in Lanarkshire. She moved to London in 1980, where she met…

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Edwyn Collins

From a career spanning almost 40 years, here’s some of the highs and lows: In…

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Evil Blizzard

With in excess of 10,000+ record sales, countless sold out shows nationwide and a 4000…

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