A Writer Sitting in a Window Writing

Tomorrow on the 1st of October the Leicester reading festival, Everybody’s Reading, starts. Throughout the festival there will be events dedicated to poetry, children’s literature, African literature from across the continent, and all sorts of things. This year a sci-fi day on the 7th with an discussion between Peter F. Hamilton and Professor George Fraser, Director of the Space research Centre at the University of Leicester, taking place in the evening. There’s hopefully something for everyone. It’s a good festival.

As well as all that, each day of the festival there will be a different writer sitting in the window of the Highcross branch of Waterstones from 12pm until 2pm. They will be there writing. Some of the writers will be poets, some playwrights and others novelists and short story writers.

I will be sitting in that window on Thursday 6th.

I have no idea what I’ll write.


  1. Robin LeBlanc September 30, 2011

    That sounds like a rather ridiculous amount of pressure.

    However, I really do think you’ll be fine with it and I’m sure you’ll think of something to write. :)

  2. Alan Tyson September 30, 2011

    That sounds amazing. A little deadly with the pressure, sure, but amazing nevertheless. You’ll kick ass, and people will see it, and it will be glorious.

  3. Jen October 2, 2011

    All that the above said. It’s worrying, but in a good way. It’ll be stimulating. Plus, it’s a really cool idea :) Good luck.

  4. Stephen Wylie October 29, 2011

    Very brave of you! Did you get any grief off the oiks? Here’s my report of the Everybody’s Reading Festival:

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