Well, Saturday was quite a day and for a tiny village affair, the Charmouth Literary Festival for authors and writers, certainly attracted people from a diverse area and background. Many of our participants had travelled a fair distance to come along, having seen it promoted in our local Dorset Echo; others were from just around the corner in Charmouth itself. The feedback we had was brilliant and people certainly enjoyed the variety of sessions we had to offer.
The Festival was also the perfect opportunity to launch a brand new book from Anne Orchard called Be An Author: What Would It Be Like If You Write Your Book. Anne took the stage with confidence and shared some of the stories, excerpts and experiences that had gone into the making of the book, trying to answer some of the most fundamental questions that new writers and authors may have along the way. If you’d like to grab a copy for yourself, it’s now available on Amazon in Kindle Format at: www.amazon.co.uk/Be-An-Author-Would-ebook/dp/B0096S9WGA/ and is available in print at lulu.com at the Crystal Clear Books Page on Lulu.
During the day participants had the opportunity to take part in a sessions on blogging for authors, writing memorable memoirs, flash fiction and poetry. Many chose to add their entries to the Flash Fiction contest which also closed to entrants on Saturday, the winner will be announced in the next few weeks and the winning entry will be published on the Charmouth Literary Festival website.
There was a huge buzz in the room, people talked writing, books and had a go, even when they thought it might not be for them. Being close to the coast helped as Juliette Adair took a bunch of people off down to the cliffs for a mini Write, Walk, Wild experience and they all came back with ideas for their flash fiction contest entry’s.
If you are sorry you didn’t make it and would like to come along next year, the date to put in your diary is 21st September 2013 and it’ll be at the same place, Charmouth Village Hall from about 9.30am onwards.
Looking forward to seeing you next year