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Shoreham Wordfest hosts Alexander McCall Smith at the Big Book Festival

May 8 @ 11:00 am - May 10 @ 11:30 pm

Alexander McCall Smith was due to appear at a special Wordfest event on 22 May and we are delighted that he accepted our invitation to appear on behalf of Shoreham Wordfest during the Big Book Weekend (BBW).  He recorded his special message and readings at home and will appear on www.myvlf.com

My VLF is a new start-up company which has produced a very attractive on-line environment which replicates the sort of experience we might have at a real literary festival, but without the crowds!   You can register with them in advance of the festival to have a look around the site, and there are already some panel discussions you can watch.

As part of the BBW each of the sponsor festivals gets a stand in the virtual exhibition hall.  We hope you will visit the Shoreham Wordfest stand which will feature our Poetry and Prose Competition and forthcoming events we are planning for our autumn festival and an exhibition in partnership with Skyway Gallery.

Our bookstand features books by Alexander McCall Smith and also by Hannah Vincent who was due to host the discussion with him.  We also feature words by our Poetry and Prose judges John McCullough and Catherine Smith, and a planned exhibition by photo-journalist Miguel Amortegui in October as part of our autumn festival.

We hope you enjoy Alexander McCall’s reading and the special message he has written for Shoreham Wordfest and the Big Book Festival and that you will drop into the events over the whole weekend. The full programme is available at www.bigbookweekend.com

To visit the Big Book Weekend

Please register with www.myvlf.com

Date: 11 AM Friday 8 May

The Shoreham Wordfest exhibition stand will be in the exhibition hall throughout the festival.

We will feature Alexander’s readings on our website once the talk has taken place.


May 8 @ 11:00 am
May 10 @ 11:30 pm
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Rosalind Turner
07522 957691


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