Monday 21 October 2013

Blimey it’s day three of the festival already and I haven’t had time to write on the blog.

The festival kicked off with the Kraken event which it looks like everyone has thoroughly enjoyed. Phew! The making a book part was great fun and people have said it has been very satisfying to end up with a handmade journal. The 3 venues were great –Stanfords, the Central Library and Watershed.

After a well deserved drink for the authors involved and a bit to eat I rushed to the Bristol Short Story Prize award ceremony, which was on the 5th floor of the Arnolfini, somewhere I’d not been before and a fabulous venue. Sadly I had to run away back to the hub to prepare for High Performance which saw me compere 5 different readers – Jonathan L Howard, Gaie Sebold, Dave Gullen, Chelsea Walton & Nick Rawlinson.

Straight after that we were lucky to have Toby Litt who was interviewed by Nikesh Shukla about apocalyptic literature. A really nice event with a great atmosphere.

On Sunday we managed to have a bit of a slow start and a full cooked to get us going. Pink Mist by Owen Shears in the caves was a really special event that saw a sell out crowd. Closely followed by a set of great readings by the Bristol Writers Group.

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