2020 has been a different year, with the pandemic throwing a curveball into all our plans. But like we always do, we have adapted, and an unprecedented amount of events, festivals, concerts, and shows have moved online. And who would complain? They’re cheaper and more accessible than ever when all you have to do is turn on your laptop; no need to get dressed or even leave bed!
Here’s a list of upcoming online literary events that every booklover should keep an eye on. All events are free and require nothing but a computer and internet access.
This one is local to Glasgow and is already in full swing, running from early October until April 2021. The Stay-at-Home Fringe is led by students of University of Glasgow’s creative writing programme and features a wide range of events, including book launches and readings, open mics, conversations with authors, workshops, and much more.
Lockdown LitFest is a global, ongoing festival of events relating to literature and culture. They have interviews, readings, masterclasses, and plenty of other exciting things for all different ages and interests. All events are recorded and archived on the website for whenever you get the time to watch them.
York Literature Festival will this year take place on the 17th of October, being supported by Arts Council England and hosted by MyVLF. Running from 11am to 6pm, this will be a day full of readings and literary discussions.
Last but not least is our very own Bloody Ringwood! Until mid-November, we’re hosting online launches of several upcoming titles within murder mysteries, true crime, and memoirs, perfect for Halloween month! The festival has been tons of fun so far and we’d love to see you at some of the future events.