Shoreham’s award-winning Shoreham Wordfest has been chosen to host a session of a nationwide lockdown literary festival with master storyteller Alexander McCall Smith lined up to represent the Sussex town.
The Bigbookweekend, a virtual literary festival backed by the Arts Council and the BBC, is an attempt to replace some of the cancelled literary events and has a full programme with various headlining authors.
McCall Smith, most famous for his successful The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of books, will give the online reading of poems and his latest novel and talk on Friday (May 8) at 11am. Sign up at www.bigbookweekend.com
“Reading and listening has provided an escape and a comfort during this time of isolation… I hope my reading on Friday will provide some gentle entertainment, ” said McCall Smith
Rosalind Turner, programme director for Shoreham Wordfest said: “We think streaming and interactive technology may be something we should explore for our autumn Wordfest if we can go ahead”
A decision on Shoreham Wordfest, which is partly sponsored by Adur District Council and is due to take place October 2020 for it’s 10th Anniversary event will be made at a later date. To keep in touch visit www.shorehamwordfest.com