Like many others, we’re taking up the online challenge and plan to deliver a livestreamed WAM festival. In all likelihood, gathering will be okay in September. However, amid the uncertainty, travel restrictions and generally difficult planning environment, we decided to work on something we knew we could deliver while updating our digital skills and offerings.
We’ll have the first of our offerings next month when Kate Rotherham and Lucy Treloar (judges in the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award) chat about why they love short stories and what makes a short story sing.
Later in the month Nick Gadd introduces us to the concept of psychogeography. It’s a fancy word that can add a little something extra to all those walks we’re now taking around our neighbourhoods.
We’re busily uploading and podcasting our favourite conversations from the past couple of festivals. These will also be available in June.
As for the festival itself, we have a great line-up of authors which we’ll announce in July. Conditions permitting, we’ll have a few real-life events here at the LibraryMuseum and you’ll have the option of either joining us to watch the livestream events or tuning in from home.