The line-up will include singer Will Young and Line of Duty writer Jed Mercurio.
The ‘Stories festival’ will celebrate the power of storytelling and at the same time, hope to inspire the next generation of storytellers.
The festival will provide a platform for discussion and debate, welcoming over 30 speakers to speak at over 20 live events over the course of three days.
It will also give the young aspiring voices a chance to receive industry support. An accompanying competition called ‘What’s Your Story’ will reward a top writer with mentorship, the chance to be published on standard.co.uk and the opportunity to exhibit their work at the festival in September.
Commenting on the launch, Evening Standard editor Emily Sheffield said: “We are excited to be launching this inaugural storytelling festival and competition, a major creative collaboration with partner Netflix. We can’t wait to hear your stories. I would encourage anyone who has ever wanted to write or tell their story to enter.”
The festival will take place between the 24-26 September at the Picturehouse Central in London. Find out more here.