Literary Festivals

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!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Good summary of the Vancouver Festival

Although it reads as if it were delivered in a single breath... Sounds like a lot of fun, despite the strikes and labor actions.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

"a British phenomenon that is going global..."

Well now! Do we agree Vancouver and Adelaide? This is the view of Tatler Editor Geordie Greig, in a recent piece in the Sunday Times. He counts 207 literary festivals in the UK alone, and points to some new ones coming up in Morocco and Goa, India. He also makes the remarkable claim that 24 couples married after meeting at the Hay Festival. Now there's a selling point!

«Good festivals are like W. H. Auden’s definition of poetry: 'To be like some valley cheese, local, but prized everywhere.'»