Monday, November 13th, 2017
This year’s LitFest innovation, the Translation Duel, engaged, fascinated and entertained its audience.
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
In the eight years since the first Literature Festival, it has matured from small beginnings into a much-anticipated event of substance and reputation which has become an integral part of our cultural calendar. It has kept faith with its founding mantra, the celebration of fine writing, in contrast to many literature festivals which are not […]
Monday, September 25th, 2017
What exactly is a Green Room? Chambers defines it as: ‘n. in a theatre, a room for actors to relax or entertain guests in, etc’. If we substitute authors for actors, that is a reasonable definition of the Marlborough LitFest Green Room. But why Green? Lost in history apparently, although one theory is that it […]
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Hearing that Edmund Gordon would be at this year’s LitFest with his biography The Invention of Angela Carter, I rushed out to get a copy, because I find the story of Angela Carter completely fascinating.
Monday, September 11th, 2017
The Marlborough LitFest is a charity run by unpaid volunteers. The principal volunteers are the nine members of the organising committee led by Jan Williamson, who, to an outsider like me, appear to be working flat out for most of the year. My involvement with the LitFest began in 2010. I belonged to the same […]
Friday, August 11th, 2017
If you had to choose between being an author or a reader, what would you be? My guess is a reader. Having tried to write this blog, I know I’d rather be a reader too. Sure, we all have something to say, we all have a story to tell, but writing and articulating that story […]