North Cornwall Book Festival
21 September 2021

23-26 September… St Endellion… author talks… newbie workshops… stalls… shops… chow… art… craft. Oh yeah, it’s the North Cornwall Book Festival.

There are a couple of truly BIG book fairs and festivals. Those are important, and/or, fun. Sometimes. But for a sense of sheer community, and a slower pace that enables you to actually digest some of what is being talked about, not to mention a conspicuous absence of high budget consumer processing – the smaller, regional lit fests are the best.

I live in the South West – so for me, any festivals and fairs around Devon, Cornwall or Somerset is on my list. North Cornwall is about as beautiful a place as you can find on planet earth. There’s also a workshop on pop-up books (where else can you learn about those) and one on graphology.

There are only about five or six festivals left this year, so if you’re in the area, take advantage.

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 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.