"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Willy Wonka: "Goodbye, Mrs. Gloop. Adieu. Auf wiedersehen. Gesundheit."
Folks! I bid you farewell for a little while. Tomorrow I'm heading up to Liverpool, and from there catching a ferry over to Belfast for the Belfast Book Festival. I'll be doing an event at Waterstones on Fountain Street on Saturday 3:30pm. It's a free event, so if you're around Belfast it would be lovely to see you there. I'll be chatting about 'Weird Things...' reading some poetry from my collection that's coming out next month, and signing books.
From there, Miles and I are hopping on a ferry to the west coast of Scotland and driving down to the Lake District. There we shall go on long hikes, and I also plan to write & read, perhaps in front of a log fire [and hopefully avoid most of the rain, though I think that will be a little impossible]. I feel like I'm rather in need of a break.
On my return, it'll be Independent Booksellers' Week, and I've got five events lined up that week in Yorkshire, Wivenhoe, Coleford, Warwick and Oxford [details on the left of the blog]. So, yes. Phewf. Au revoir, chaps, I'll see you anon. x
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
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