Four authors, all part of the writing collective Just Write Bristol have been busy running our popular ‘Hidden Gems’ event for literature festivals during lockdown.
The panel session, in which we each share the three most amazing things uncovered while researching our novels, is something I developed because it is the kind of event I enjoy the most at festivals – where you learn something new.
So far we have brought the event to the Bristol Festival of Literature, Weston-super-Mare Literary festival and the Stay at Home Festival. Next on the list is Evesham Festival of Words, coming up on 9th June.
We delve into the secrets of famous Italian artists, the birth of photography, the Spanish civil war, landmine-sniffing rats, the mysterious ‘red gene’… and some astonishing quantum physics. So please get in touch if you are a festival organiser and would like something colourful for the programme.