Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sharing the Passion

Don't be alarmed, that was the title of the literary event I attended in Dorest yesterday. There were talks, books, workshops, poems, readers, writers, stories, friends and cakes - do I have to tell you I enjoyed it?

If you ever have the chance to hear Robert Goddard speak then you should go. His talk was brilliant - actually all the speakers were excellent.

I also got a chance to chat, briefly, with Gail Aldwin. She asked me to let you know about these free competitions which are part of National Flash Fiction Day. There's also the chance to be published in the anthology.

17 comments:

Linda G. said...

Oooh, sounds like my kind of literary event. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Soon you'll be the star at one of those events!

Teresa Ashby said...

Sounds wonderful, Patsy. Thanks for the links x

Patsy said...

It was lots of fun, Linda.

Don't know about 'soon' or 'star' but I might give talks at local writer's groups - if anyone wants me.

It was, Teresa.

Old Kitty said...

Too late - you got me hot under the collar already! LOL!

Oh I'm kidding! LOL! Yay for such a great writerly event! Take care
x

Youngman Brown said...

I really need/want to go to one of these someday soon.

Sarah Pearson said...

What an excellent name for an event :-)

Patsy said...

Kitty, did you think there'd be another picture of me wearing boots? ;-)

Youngman, you really should go. All that enthusiasm in one place is exhilarating and inspiring.

It is - although Gary did look mildly surprised when I told him I was off for the day to share my passion with my friend Anne.

Jacula said...

I've checked out the wedding venue, and assume it's going to be an Arthurian event? If, and it's a big 'if',for both of us, even though we've been together for about a decade now, but, IF me and the Sexy Trucker ever marry my version of the wedding feast is very Darling Buds of May, even though I know England might not deliver the right weather, I want a reception in an orchard with long tables with white tablecloths and bees and butterflies around.(Can we just delete all the wasp stuff for the purpose of this dream?) I'd also like a hog roast, but that would have to be out of sight for my vegetarian daughter, bestt friend and a few of my other friends.

farawayeyes said...

A literary event sounds great. Alas, like the contests not much of that available in the Caribbean. Oh well,it IS the Caribbean. Love that blue flower.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The passion flower photo is lovely. Glad you had a great literary day out - I like Robert Goddard's books but have never heard him.

Thanks for those comps!

lizy-expat-writer said...

I can't get to literary events without a plane ticket - one reason for wanting to return to UK1 BTW when's the wedding? Have the older generation bought their hats yet?

suzy doodling said...

Hi Patsy, Jacula's wedding description sounds great doesn't it. Yours will be fab too. Glad you enjoyed the passion event, bet you were glad of the distractions from Escape to the Country for a while. You should send a copy (of your novel)to that programme on BBc, of the same name. They might give you a plug....You have to ask don't you?

Patsy said...

Jacula, I'm not really organised enough for a theme!

A reception in an orchard sounds wonderful ... in good weather. If you had the kind of marquee that has removable sides you could get the same kind of effect and still be OK if it rained.

Farawyeyes, the availability of these events is patchy over here. Some counties have loads, others very few.

Rosemary, I've not read his books - but I'm going to put that right.

Lizy, the wedding is in June - I'm not sure how the hat buying is coming along.

Suzy, someone else suggested I try to sneak some extra publicity by way of that TV programme so I shall have to look into it. I've never actually watched it - better take a look, I suppose.

Diane Fordham said...

Like the title. Sounds like fun. One day I will get to a literary event... Mmmm one day!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Beautiful flower. I grow it up the side of my house.
Must check out those competitions. Thanks Patsy. x

Patsy said...

I know you'll enjoy yourself when you do, Diane.

They're lovely, aren't they, Madeleine.