Candice: A few years ago Phil and I had the chance to speak at Stratford Literary Festival. To be honest I can’t believe it was 2016! Since then a lot of discussion has been had about marketing the book and getting the word out there, but let’s be honest we’ve not been that great at it. It’s one of our biggest downfalls, we just enjoy the writing too much. I have a plan for that – but that’s for another blog post.
But, we have found a new group to talk too. Phil had spotted a newish cafe in Leamington Spa, The Temperance. and we’ve had a few successful meets there, as well as Phil attending an event a few weeks ago we has sent us off on another route.
So this Thursday we are off to talk Book to a group of fellow enthusiasts at a Storytelling event. We have done this one other time before, down in London, and got a good response. One of the things about Phil and I is that we write like we talk, so the quips in the book are also the way we present, which has been independently verified as funny!
However, I’m more off the cuff and Phil is more formal, so I’m sat in front of a script that Phil has written. I have to say I hate scripts, I feel obliged to be word perfect which makes me more nervous than actually just riffing it. I think we’ve had powerpoint slides and cue cards before. So between the two of us this afternoon we are going to plan a talk that is funny and gets across why you should read the book, but set up in a way that we are both comfortable with. Looking at previous posts that might be harder than you think!
So, if you fancy a night out and meeting Phil and I then we will be in The Temperance on the 21st February from 8pm. It’s free so come and enjoy some reading and good wine.