Our Confirmed Authors for 2020
Call for help
We need more volunteers to help organise for 2022
We've lost a number of folks due to other commitments, so we are down to just a handful of enthusiasts.
We're looking to boost our numbers, both in helping to organise the event and helping out on the day.
Typical tasks are:
Looking for exhibitors, preferably local rather than national - finding suitable prospects, approaching them and encouraging them to take part. This is usually knocking on an open door, as most folks are very keen to talk about & display their wares/talents.
We need someone to look after our social media - Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. This is to keep the feeds up to date & in synch with the website, as well as posting news and links onto other local interest sites such as Southam News and Views, along with finding other local sites that could attract visitors.
Managing our advertising - we're a charity so our methods need to be creative (i.e. don't cost money!). We do have a small budget for things like ads in the local freely-distributed publications. Eventbrite has worked well in the past as well.
Keeping track of bookings for tables and any specific requirements for the day.
Volunteers to help out with setting up on the day, helping exhibitors, marshalling people and just being on hand if anyone needs help or has questions.
All of this is currently managed by just a handful of volunteers, so if you enjoy anything book related, or just enjoy getting involved in local events - please make contact - see the About Us page.
Hits & unique visitor count for 2022
Southam Book Festival 2022
Planning has now started for the 2022 Bookfest which will take place on Sunday October 16th at the Grahams Adams Centre again.
It will run from 11am to 4pm.
Entry is free to both the exhibition and to speaker sessions
It was great to be able to have a live event last year, and although the numbers were down on previous live events due to Covid, it was still a great atmosphere and we had very positive feedback from our exhibitors.
It just goes to show you can't beat talking to people face-to-face, as well as the atmosphere you get when mingling with like-minded people.
Once again, we're planning to fill the GAC main hall with authors, illustrators, story-tellers, publishers, book sellers, book collectors, bookbinder/restorer - in fact anyone who supports the written/spoken word as an art form.
We are also planning on hosting a number of speakers.
We will be running the Flash Fiction short story competition again - more details to follow.
We had lots of positive feedback for the "Book in a Window" shop display competition last year, so watch out for details of that later in the year.