Sea Fever Festival
North Norfolk’s Festival of Poetry and Prose, 11–12 May 2018
Sea Fever aims to celebrate all forms of the written word inspired by this exceptional coast-line, and to bring to the coast writers with national reputations.
Our Editors, Gail Pirkis and Hazel Wood, took their audience of festival-goers behind the scenes at Slightly Foxed on a sunny Saturday in May.
There are thousands of good books in print that are never mentioned in the literary pages, but most people have no way of knowing what they are, or which ones may appeal to them. Slightly Foxed fills this gap, introducing, or reintroducing, its readers to all those wonderful books that languish on publishers’ backlists but have too often disappeared from bookshops. Founded over fourteen years ago by Gail Pirkis and Hazel Wood, it’s a literary phenomenon and a bastion of traditional values in a changing world. Gail and Hazel spoke about the genesis of Slightly Foxed and how it has grown.
All attendees left the talk knowing more about life at an independent publisher and with a back issue of the quarterly in their bags to read on the journey home. Many thanks to everybody who came along.