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The Felixs­towe Book Fes­ti­val may not be in the Or­well Ho­tel this year, but best­selling au­thors and lo­cal writ­ers will be speak­ing to au­di­ences through on­line talks and dis­cus­sions.

“We waited as long as we could to see how the sit­u­a­tion re­gard­ing Coro­n­avirus worked out,” says fes­ti­val di­rec­tor, Meg Reid. “It was a huge re­lief that ev­ery­one, the com­mit­tee, all our en­thu­si­as­tic vol­un­teers, spon­sors and some of the au­thors, have been able to work to­gether to cre­ate a vir­tual Felixs­towe Book Fes­ti­val for the week­end of June 27-28.”

News­reader Ge­orge Ala­giah and ac­tress Carol Drinkwa­ter will be talk­ing about their lat­est nov­els, while Liz Trenow will in­tro­duce her story about wartime Bawd­sey, and Nick Cot­tam will be pre­sent­ing his book on the River Deben. There are crime writ­ers, his­to­ri­ans and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties too.

Any­one can view the talks and there will be op­por­tu­ni­ties to ask ques­tions and con­trib­ute through so­cial me­dia.

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