Friday, October 10, 2014

"Glad I went To GladFest...."

GLADFEST this September was another huge success at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden. 
Organisers  planned a super programme and you felt almost spoilt for choice. 
Writers/poets involved included: Michael Nobbs, Robert McCrum, Nadene Ghouri,  Katherine Angel, among others.
 I was lucky to hear Salley Vickers talking about her  fascinating writing life ( plus interesting insights about herself) 
ALSO Francesca Haig, a visiting English lecturer at Chester Uni, originally a poet and now a novelist too. We were enticed by her readings from her novel :" The Fire Sermon" ( published next Spring) and she also talked with her audience about the delight of writing both prose/poetry. She has a stunning book deal and it's clear we'll hear lots more about her..
.** The snap is in grounds of Gladstone's Library. In the distance, see  Matt Baker and Theatre In The Quarter performing pieces from their memorable Ist World War production :" Over By Christmas" which has toured lots of Cheshire Railway Stations this Autumn, bringing history alive to new generations..... 


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