Saturday, 23 June 2007

The Burford Festival

OWG members Mary Cavanagh and Jane Gordon-Cumming, together with Adrienne Dines, took part in a 'Meet the Author' session at the Burford Festival on Friday. Despite the weather, there was a reasonable audience, many of whom were writers themselves. We were introduced by the chairman, Anne Youngson, and read extracts from The Crowded Bed and A Proper Family Christmas and talked about how they came to be written, which led to a more general discussion on how to get published, and the benefits of writers' groups. Sadly we had to tell would-be members that the OWG is currently full. Afterwards Mary Anderson sold copies of our books from a Red Lion Bookshop stall.
This event was a first for the Buford Festival and we hope its success will encourage them to invite us back to the next one in two years' time.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I had this idea of writers leading solitary lives. However it appears that many of you form networks. It sounds fun.