Jude has already secured a great list of presenters from the UK, Ireland,the USA, Germany and Italy. Many are returning to present different exciting workshops and we have some new writers and teachers.This year there are also two pre-festival workshops on the Friday afternoon (2.00 pm – 5.00 pm) one with Kathy Fish, who ran a very popular pre-festival workshop last year and one from Nuala 0’Connor. Both three-hour workshops will be open for booking a little later for festival-goers and for those who can’t make the whole weekend. Full details about the presenters and all the workshops, talks and panels will be available soon on the website. For the moment check out this summary of what’s happening and a gallery of pictures from last year, to whet your appetite.
Diane has organised Ben Sibbard,the same caterer who has catered all our evening meals for the first three years of the festival and Pinkmans,Bristol will be catering for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and providing afternoon picnic boxes (available to buy soon) for those who want them on arrival on Friday. The bar will be open from 2.00 pm on the Friday afternoon. And the festival bookshop will also be open at designated times from 2.00 pm on Friday with a great selection of the latest collections and anthologies by our presenters and others.
All participants and presenters at our festivals have the opportunity to submit micros for our Festival Anthology sponsored and published by Ad Hoc Fiction. The anthology from the third festival will be published very soon and a free copy sent to contributors. It will be available for sale from Ad Hoc Fiction’s online bookshop and it is packed full of little wonders.
Hope to see you next year!
Jude Higgins and Diane Simmons, Festival Directors.