ATG Quirkies: Shifting gears: how does a literary festival become a drive-in event?

by | Jul 22, 2020 | 0 comments

This recent post in The Guardian tells how the Appledore book festival in Devon, England is being reimagined as an event of avid booklovers sitting in their cars listening to their favorite authors via the car radio.

Breaking from other UK book festivals that have chosen to go online as a strategy to cope with the pandemic, the creative folks at Appledore decided to have a drive-in festival instead. It’s a five day event scheduled to start on September 18th that will feature “applause and honking of horns and flashing of lights” as readers hear from their favorite authors.

It’s a fascinating idea so if you want to learn more, just click here.


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