MOK Bookfest 2019 to open a new chapter
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.