WORDfest is a whirlwind for the organisers, no sooner has one event ended then it’s on to the next one. For two weeks we are wrapped in a sea of orange and turquoise and then suddenly it is all over. Many of the team move swiftly on to work on one or more of the many, many festivals that are held in Crawley, lending their creative energy and drive to help create amazing activities all year in this vibrant town.
Now, right in the middle of WORDfest, we are all running around, juggling day jobs, and our personal lives whilst putting on fabulous events. Still, so far it has been totally worth it. This year’s launch was one of my favourite ever WORDfest events but Get Stuck In Day was in a league of its own. Hopefully, to all the participants, the day appeared as if it effortlessly came together but like the swan there was a lot more going on behind the scenes to make it all happen. WORDfest owes Crawley Library staff a big thank you for all their help and support.
Today we have the lunch time talk from Rupert Matthews, answering all those unsolved riddles and misconceptions about the greatest shipwreck of all time, the Titanic. Then in the evening, debut authors Alex Hourston and Kate Hamer will be talking about their new novels and what it feels like to be listed by The Observer as authors to ‘watch’. I genuinely wish them every success for themselves but also from WORDfest’s point of view as it would be wonderful to say you saw them here first!
I hope to see many of you at one or both of these events. Do post here, Twitter or Facebook if you have any comments or suggestions for developing WORDfest or if you have just really enjoyed some of our events, it is always good to know and encourages us to keep going.