#stayathome – and attend #BigBookWeekend

I’m quietly excited about Big Book Weekend, the digital book festival that runs this coming weekend. It’s free, sponsored by BBC Arts and Arts Council England and has a slew of big names speaking and performing.

The festival has a virtual venu with spaces like a book shelf, a café and a theatre. The box office is a natural first step and I look forward to finding out how it feels on the day. Will it be more interactive, more ‘real’ than a festival that’s a list of links?

I’m looking forward to Laura Lam, Neil Gaiman, and A.L. Kennedy to keep the list short and sweet. I’ll be watching around other crucial tasks like year-end accounting and editing my own novel. Fingers crossed for rain.

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