The 2020 Port Medway Readers’ Festival

Dear Readers,

As with other gatherings planned for 2020, the Port Medway Readers’ Festival, must acknowledge the new reality of Covid-19 and make necessary adjustments.

We continue to work as normal from our homes. We are delighted that our Festival lineup is complete with wonderful Canadian authors Steven Price, George Elliott Clarke, Giovanna Riccio and Marq DeVilliers having confirmed their (provisional) attendance.

However, although we have planned all readings for August, we cannot confirm dates until the Coronavirus crisis is over and we have been cleared to once again enjoy gathering in each other’s company.

We are not yet cancelling the program but will closely watch events to determine if that should be our next step. While it seems likely that the 2020 season will have to be postponed, we live in hope that the spread of the virus will cease and that everyone who has contracted it will recover in the not too distant future.

So, please watch this space for future special announcements. In the meantime. Please stay home. Wash your hands. And, try to laugh.

For the latter, the Readers’ Festival recommends alumni Calvin Trillin and Terry Fallis.

We look forward to all this being over and seeing you once again at the Olde Meeting House.

The Port Medway Readers’ Festival Board