MOK Book­fest 2019 to open a new chap­ter

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

The con­cept of a Camp­bel­town book fes­ti­val moved a step closer dur­ing a town hall meet­ing. Two au­thors, one of the­ol­ogy books, the other a thriller writer, were among 14 peo­ple at the re­cent dis­cus­sion. Ex­plore Camp­bel­town, Ex­plore Kin­tyre and Gigha, Camp­bel­town Town Hall and Camp­bel­town Li­brary were rep­re­sented and ev­ery­one present agreed to form an ad hoc com­mit­tee. It was agreed to ask a del­e­ga­tion from Tar­bert Book Fes­ti­val to at­tend the next meet­ing. A pos­si­ble month for hold­ing MOK Book­fest 2019 was pro­vi­sion­ally agreed as ei­ther Septem­ber or Oc­to­ber. Crime fic­tion writer Camp­bel­town’s Den­zil Meyrick was not present at the meet­ing but is keen to sup­port the event. Mr Meyrick added: ‘The choice of name (MOK Book­fest 2019) is hack­neyed and too much like other events in the area. It has to be dis­tinc­tive. The idea of hold­ing it in Septem­ber/Oc­to­ber is dis­as­trous. Most of the big­gest literary fes­ti­vals in the UK and Europe are held within that pe­riod. You will strug­gle to at­tract any rea­son­ably big names. I’m just back from one in Ger­many, hav­ing ap­peared at three oth­ers within that time pe­riod.’ Ev­ery­one is wel­come at the next meet­ing. The group will meet on Thurs­day Novem­ber 15 at 7pm in Camp­bel­town Town Hall Cham­bers.

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