Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Another one bites the dust

States of Independence in Leicester on Saturday - see blogs passim - was a big success. Thanks to all the stall holders, speakers, table carriers and fellow organisers for making it so, especially the Creative Writing Team at De Montfort University. There have been a number of blog entries about it, but none more likely to give me a big head than the following: http://siobhanlogan.blogspot.com/2010/03/states-of-independence.html. I'm usually a modest bloke with a lot to be modest about but on this rare occasion I'll also immodestly add a photo of me in action. The bloke with his eyes beginning to glaze over is Stephen Hill, a writer from Lowdham.
More seriously, the event was a success, with getting on for 400 attending, many for several hours. Most of the 40 stall holders I have spoken to did well in sales, in contacts, in future arrangements and many of the talks and readings were packed. 70-80% of those attending were probably from Leicestershire, but we do know of people attending from Newham, Manchester, Birmingham all various places in the East Midlands.

3 comments:

david said...

It was a very good day, well done. Less well done on the photo - it's too small to recognise either of you!

Ross Bradshaw said...

Well, size is not everything. I really don't know why cutting and pasting it from Facebook has shrunk its size though.

Selina said...

We also thought it was a good day, thanks for organising it.

We're done an event report at http://factorfictionpress.co.uk/webcomic/2010/03/26/states-of-independence-event/

Cheers
Selina
Factor Fiction