The Boomerang Blog brings word that in place of the Canberra Readers’ and Writers’ Festival there will be three smaller festivals spread throughout the year.
- Aimed at young readers and writers, the first mini-festival, ‘Scribble’, will take place on 6 to 7 February and will feature readings, workshops, panel discussions, a zine fair and a poetry slam. Special guests include author Randa Abdel-Fattah and the publisher Mark MacLeod. For further information and a program, click here.
A Fiction Festival will be held on 11 July, and will be followed by a Poetry Festival on 17 October. Publishers looking to pitch authors should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personally I’ve never seen reading as a festive activity (for all that I enjoy it) but best of luck to them.