I know. I hate crowdfunding, its a stressful thing to have to do, apart from hearing from all the lovely authors who offer us wonderful rewards to make the whole process more personal.
We couldn’t actually use all of the offered rewards because Covid restrictions would make it too difficult to have a weekend away in a beautiful Cornish cottage for the Solstice, courtesy of Jackie Taylor, and on balance we decided that maybe it’s not a great idea to offer cake either for similar reasons. (If you are desperate for one of our home-made cakes, we can come to an arrangement…)
We do however have: TICKETS for the festival including a pay it forward where you buy a ticket for you and a ticket for a stranger,
the usual badges and t-shirts and books (of course);
prints from cover designer Kevin Threlfall
hand-collected flower seeds from Jane Aldous
a hand-made suncatcher from Patience Mackarness
a hand-crocheted shawl from Karen Ankers
bespoke poems from Laila Sumpton
writer coaching sessions with Neil Lawrence
writing critiques from Cherry Potts
and (when we’ve sorted out exactly what and how much and how many) bespoke flash fiction from Margaret Compton – watch this space).
So plenty to choose from! Help us get the festival up and running: back us here
We will be posting details of the rewards over the next couple of weeks, and teasers for the festival between now and December to remind you what’s happening!