Tuesday, June 12, 2012

R.J. Ellory drops in on Radio Litopia

We're not sure we should be posting this. A long, in-depth interview with one of the authors who will be joining us for the inaugural Manx Litfest in September? We just don't want you learning so much about him that there's no need to come and see him during the festival. But, of course, you wouldn't do that, would you...

So, here's the link - you can click on it to listen on your laptop, or download it as an MP3 file. R.J. was our Manx Litfest Reading Club choice for May and promises to be a big draw during litfest. You can check out his books on his website.

If you're a writer not familiar with Radio Litopia, have a look around and visit the Litopia Writers' Colony - a cool place to hang out with other writers (not to mention the odd publisher and agent. Hang on, that doesn't read too well for the publishers and agents, does it...)

And all this talk of Litopia will segue nicely into tomorrow's Big Announcement about Manx Litfest - but you'll have to wait to find out what that's all about...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Litfest charity status confirmed!

Following on from being incorporated - thanks to the fantastic team at Appleby Isle of Man for their legal support - we've had confirmation that our request for charitable status has been confirmed by the General Registry in the Isle of Man.

This means we're now officially a charity - number 1100 - and the bank account is opened with the Isle of Man Bank. Talking of money, we've secured sponsors for a few of the events during Litfest weekend (don't forget - September 27-30 - put those dates in your diary) and we'll start announcing event sponsors soon.

There are still opportunities for companies, organisations and individuals to support an event - they vary in cost, but we've purposely kept the packages as competitive as possible; plenty of good deals still available. If anyone is interested, please drop us a line at manxlitfest@gmail.com

Or, if you know someone who you think might be interested in supporting Manx Litfest,.feel free to pass on our details. We won't hold it against you...

Till next time, happy reading.