CAROLINE SMAILES

An Event on June 7: HowTheLightGetsIn

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back in the glorious setting of Hay. It takes place in the first ten days of June including both the postponed May and Jubilee bank holidays. 410 events, 6 stages, 165 speakers, 10 days, 150 bands. And I’ll be there on June 7, talking on this panel:

‘Six Billion Authors in Search of an Audience’

(Caroline Smailes, Ewan Morrison, Scott Pack. Gabriel Gbadamosi chairs)

In an age of self publishing and writers’ workshops, the idea that we all have a novel inside of us has become commonplace. But how essential is writing to individuality? Has the Internet facilitated one of our most deep-rooted desires, or has it opened up the false hope of a readership, a performance without meaning?

Critical theorist, writer and commentator Ewan Morrison, blogger and experimental novelist Caroline Smailes, and HarperCollins publicist and Me and My Big Mouth blogger Scott Pack consider the impact of the internet on a new generation of writers.

Date: Thursday 7 June 2012
Time: 4:00pm
Earlybird price: £4.00
Advance price: £6.00
Full-price: £8.00

Tickets can be bought on the website.

I’m very much looking forward to spending the day at the festival.

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