The Bookfair in Leominster's Grange Court today went pretty well, really. Sort of. The Bookfair itself, up in the John Abel room, was good - a great opportunity to meet and chat with readers browsing our stalls and with fellow writers. It is definitely something we should continue to build upon.
But the talks and readings were, er... well, not so brilliant really. Using the busy cafe - or, more precisely, the stairs leading out of the cafe and into the rest of the building - didn't work. And hand-held microphones are simply not suitable for doing readings. Come back next year, though, because I'm sure there are great possibilities here for a first-rate annual event.