Get your diaries out and pens ready, folks…
Manx Litfest 2013 has been scheduled for Thursday, September 26 through to Sunday, September 29 – four days of literary celebration in the Isle of Man. And unlike most sequels, we intend to improve on the original.
We’ve had some great feedback from last year’s festival, from the authors/poets/storytellers/agents/publishers who took part, and from those who attended one (or several) of the events over the weekend.
We’ve spent the last few months reviewing our inaugural Litfest, looking to build on those elements which proved to be successful (most, thankfully), and assessing those elements that perhaps didn’t work as well as we’d hoped.
Over the coming weeks and months we’ll unveil the line-up for Litfest 2013 as and when we have names to announce, not to mention details of how this year’s festival will shape up – there will be some changes to the format – and, of course, letting everyone know as and when events are confirmed and tickets are on sale.
We’ll also have news of separate events, held during the year but under the Litfest banner, and the launch of a new ‘Friends of Manx Litfest’ scheme, for which a small annual donation will give you special rates on some tickets, early news of tickets going on sale, and several other benefits. If you’d like to put your name down for more details about the ‘Friends’ scheme (with no obligation to sign up), drop us a line at email@example.com
For now, everyone involved with Manx Litfest would like to thank all those who helped make last year’s festival a success – our fantastic crack team of volunteers, who went way beyond the call of duty; our three major finanical supporters – Manx Heritage Foundation, IOM Arts Council and Manx Lottery Trust; all the sponsors who backed individual events during the weekend or supported us in other ways; the authors/poets/storytellers/agents/publishers who showed great trust in a fledgling festival; and, of course, all the lovers of literature out there who attended the events – we’ve estimated that around 3,000 people experienced the festival over the four days, which is pretty good going.
Here’s to Litfest 2013 – and keep checking back for more news.