Why doesn’t the event invitation give the location?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Blog, Events |

There’s nothing more helpful than the location of the event, yet many fail to include this vital piece of information when they issue an invitation. Not including the location seems to be a new ‘thing’ There’ll be a clickbait headline ‘Don’t miss out on a day of inspirational talks from key industry speakers’ with a date and no other option but to click on ‘Book your place’ to find out more. Then a landing page where you get to scroll through...

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If you won’t read, we can’t share: the one about X Factor, poo and Book Week Scotland

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Articles, Communication, Content, Events, reading | 2 comments

The last person to raise a hand when the English teacher asks for a volunteer to read aloud is always the budding writer. It’s often left to their classmates, the ones who dream of being singers, dancers and actors. Appearing on Desert Island Discs the award-winning author and Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman talked about her reluctance to read out her own work at a writing group. Eventually after many weeks, she was told to ‘either poo or...

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I normally have an opinion on everything, but…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Events |

For a second I was confused by the text message ‘Of course you’re right…he,he,he’, in response to mine girlishly gushing about Jeremy Paxman being in the same audience for a Fringe show. Then I remembered how this friend had teased, years ago, that my idea of a perfect evening would be one spent arguing Paxman into admitting defeat and that I was right. Oh dear. I do have strong views. I’m never short of an opinion. But I know when to...

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