In the last couple of weeks, an amazing new literary festival has been put together – and you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are.
The Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival is an international online literature festival designed to prevent loneliness, champion connectivity and community amidst social distancing, and celebrate writing and reading. Authors involved include Maggie O’Farrell, C.L.Taylor and… me!
In a nutshell, it is a free and completely online festival with workshops, readings, panels and Q&A sessions by writers of all genres that people all over the world can enjoy from their sofa (and which will doubtless be presented from writers’ sofas!)
The programme features multiple events from 27th March until 11th April, with subjects ranging from poetry to novel writing and nonfiction, career advice, wellbeing and mindfulness, mental health, and publishing.
I will be doing two of these events.
Wednesday, April 1st, 8.30-9.30pm. A discussion about my book KEEP HIM CLOSE and how to research for fiction writing. Reading and Q&A chaired by Kim Nash. Join here: https://tinyurl.com/yx3s8c73 (see below for more instructions on how to watch).
All the events are live. To join in, simply click on the web link provided on each event of the programme at the indicated start time – no need to register. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or laptop – cosy up on the sofa with a hot drink and biscuit and enjoy!