Physical literary festivals are 'crucial' this year, directors say

Physical literary festivals are 'crucial' this year, directors say

Literary festival directors have warned it is “crucial” some physical events can be safely rolled out this year, though others have already confirmed completely digital programmes.

Directors have told The Bookseller they are keen to reassure audiences, with most offering hybrid events of both digital activities alongside tentatively planned physical events in keeping with current Covid-19 precautions. 

Patrick Gale, artistic director of the North Cornwall Book Festival in October, was forced to cancel last year and replaced the event with a season of short films. This year, however, he is...

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