A blog dedicated to news, reviews and thoughts on literary festivals around the world. Book Festivals, Readers Festivals, Writers Festivals, Literary Festivals, the names and forms are diverse. Disclosure: I served on the Steering Committee of the Singapore Writers Festival 2005. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Edinburgh on its way to a new record?
Friday, August 19, 2005
Moorish Girl blogs Breadloaf
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
giving good interview
The Freewheeling Improviser
He/She Who Does Not Suffer Fools Gladly
The Unself-conscious Subject
The Consummate Storyteller
The Genuinely Decent Human Being
What's fun about the article is that Langer gives medals to the authors he's interviewed who best fit these descriptions. Nadine Gordimer told him "ask me a stupid question, I'll give you a nasty answer." Fair enough, says Langer, and gives her bronze medal in the He/She Who Does Not Suffer Fools Gladly category.
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What's it like to chair a session at the Edinburgh Books Festival?
See this tremendous article in the Herald
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Byron Bay write-up in the Age: "less earnest, more relaxed"
According to the article, writer participation is a key element of what makes Byron Bay fun:
At the big festivals, writers tend to do their gigs, sign some books and disappear. But quite a few writers at this festival turn up in the audience at other sessions, asking questions and making comments from the floor, or just sitting quietly, doing a little professional development. They seem to like taking part as both performers and spectators.
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