What do small litfests offer that big ones don’t?

Debbie Young Guest post 19th March 2019 Small independent local litfests are currently in vogue, with more popping up around the country like daisies on an English lawn in spring. And, like daisies, although they’re commonplace, they’re charming in their own way.  “But,” I hear you cry, “how can they compete with long-established giants in the festival world such as Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Hay and Derby?” Little litfests may not be able to command big-name bestseller speakers – but the thing is, they’re not competing with the big commercial ones that need the big names to pull in the crowds. They are…

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