Word Festival North West, and it was, quite frankly, bloody fantastic.
It was great to hear writers such as Claire Massey and Kerry Wilkinson, and writers/editors such as Ra Page and Kate Feld, talking - and even disagreeing - and above all inspiring us about blogging, writing, submissions dos and don'ts, and all things writerly;
- and it was fantastic to talk and network and share with a fabulous group of writers from all and every different genres of writing, and some highly talented illustrators, such as Colette Bain from ScribbleLeaf.
I went with an open mind and a list of things to make sure got done, and came back with new friends, new ideas, and motivation - and superfabulously a copy of Jeanette Greaves' story in Wolf Girls, as well as Jim Barrass's Perilous Adventures of an Unfulfilled Fullstop, AND The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon from the book swap session!
*sigh of contentment*