The 2020 Port Medway Readers’ Festival

Dear Members of the Reader’s Festival,
 
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Readers’ Festival season.  I’m sure you are not surprised but like us very disappointed.
 
We did not come to this decision lightly.  But, the ongoing coverage of the virus and its mutations strongly suggests that none of us are going to want to sit with 160 others in a small space.
 
We have elected not to record the authors scheduled for this year in favour of inviting them for next year so that we may continue our tradition of intimate gatherings.
 
As we become aware of any other author readings that are being recorded, we will post the link on this website.
 
Thank you for you ongoing support.  We trust you are all well and enjoying the advent of spring.
 
See you next year.
 
Pam Purves
Chairwoman