Women's Prize LIVE

Women's Prize LIVE
13 June 2023

Women’s Prize LIVE is back!

This summer take part in the greatest celebration of women’s creativity at this unmissable day festival for booklovers and storytellers in London, brought to you by the Women’s Prize Trust.

For the first time, we are offering a day pass to an incredible line-up of events, including your favourite authors in conversation, inspiring talks, book clubs led by special guests, and workshops to spark your creativity.

Joining us on the day to share their love of books are phenomenal speakers including Anita Anand, Naomi Alderman, Ravinder Bhogal, Elizabeth Gilbert, Vick Hope, Nadiya Hussain, Louise Minchin, Kate Mosse, Anita Rani, Alex Scott, Elif Shafak, and the six authors shortlisted for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction – with more names and the full programme to be revealed!

Plus there will be a host of activities to get involved in throughout the day: get creative at drop-in workshops run by female makers, book a slot at 1-2-1 expert coaching sessions, meet your favourite authors at book-signing stations – and bask in the beautiful gardens with fellow booklovers and writers, all while enjoying delicious food and drink from our bars.

Round up your friends, book the day off, and start looking forward to an unforgettable day out this summer!


  • Access to the beautiful gated gardens in Bloomsbury, steeped in London’s literary past, from 12pm–9pm
  • Entry to the main programme of Women’s Prize LIVE events, including live podcast recordings, talks, book club and the hotly anticipated 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlist Readings. Certain events – including Mistressclass writing workshops – require the purchase of an additional ticket. See the Women’s Prize website for programme details as they are revealed over the coming months.
  • A packed goody bag to take home filled with bookish treats
  • Meet the speakers at the Waterstones bookshop and signing station
  • Get involved in drop-in creative workshops with female makers
  • The opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow booklovers and writers
  • Access to the Women’s Prize gift shop and pop-up bars with delicious food and drink provided by Jikoni and Jim & Tonic

The full line-up and event details will be unveiled in the coming months – follow us @WomensPrize and sign up to our newsletter here to be the first to hear about Women’s Prize LIVE news and line-up announcements. Please note that tickets for the evening WPF Shortlist Readings are included in the day pass but will also be available to purchase separately – keep an eye out for their release over the coming months!

SPECIAL EVENT ADD-ON: Mistressclass with Elif Shafak and Kate Mosse

Get more out of your Women’s Prize Live experience with an intimate, interactive writing workshop led by Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlisted author Elif Shafak and bestselling author and Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Kate Mosse. Limited spaces available; 1 hour 30 minute workshop; ticket includes a Women’s Prize journal worth £15. See below for ticket bundle offer.


Day pass: £95

Day pass concession (students, 65+): £70


Day pass + 1 Mistressclass: £150 for Mistressclass + £50 day pass (that’s nearly a 50% saving on your day pass!)

You must purchase a full day pass to attend the Mistressclass.

A limited number of free tickets are available for individuals facing barriers to attending events. Apply via our partner The London Ticket Bank here.

The Women’s Prize Trust’s mission is to change the world through books by women, opening up pathways into reading and writing for the storytellers and booklovers of tomorrow. When booking your Women’s Prize LIVE ticket, you’ll be invited to add a £5, £10 or £20 donation to your ticket. Every donation contributes towards our work with underrepresented writers and readers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

See the Women's Prize website for full terms and conditions.

Price £ 53.98 - 214.51
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