When we think of poetry we think of old men from hundreds of years ago miserable and confused. What we do not think of is Eminem, Obama, The Streets, Hollie McNish is breaking boundaries and showing that poetry has a place and a role in the 21st century and she is using social media to bring it to the world.
I love book festivals and I spend at least every second weekend over the season talking about my books in a variety of tents, classrooms, huts, proper theatres, village halls - you name it. There are almost 150 book festivals all over the UK and most of them take place in the summer.
Chris McVeigh-- he runs FourFiftyOne a digital publishing consultancy as well as seoforbooks--said, "SEO is a huge opportunity for Indie authors to become discoverable" adding "it is not a discoverability but a visibility problem for many authors."
If I could spend even seven days, in my own home unplugged from my devices, perhaps I could recapture some of that stillness inside which is so needed to create--to read or write.
So I guess its back to Manorbier for another staycation because it costs too much, either by sea or air to get the family off this damp little island groaning under the weight too many people.