Right off the bat there’s some awesome events. Oxford and Cambridge both have literary festivals. With Oxford having taken place earlier in April, while I was still being quarantined in a Heathrow hotel, I missed it this year. I’ll be there next year, promise. However, Oxford’s arch nemesis Cambridge has a litfest of their own: Their online Spring Festival is due to take place from tomorrow to the 25th of April. I missed Oxford and I’ll sadly miss this one too – online or not – there is just too much to get buttoned down for my productivity to kick into full gear (I missed a load of time with the move). But even a casual glance at the website cambridgeliteraryfestival.com shows I’m missing a great deal of insight, fun, and inspiration. George Saunders on Crafting Short Stories, John Preston on Robert Maxwell, nature writing, poetry, debut novelists, a special discussion about doggies, and much more. Action packed. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings (maybe a live winter festival?). But next year, I’m there!
Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.