"Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce
by the day."
The Convention takes place over a weekend starting on Friday evening with some ice breaker games (in 2018 at Ipswich it will be a book quiz) and a buffet. On Saturday we have author speakers ; 2 or perhaps 3. We also hope to run one or two workshops e.g making things out of books. On Saturday evening there will be meals out in restaurants. Several get booked (Chinese, Indian, always an English, etc) and you make your choice according to your appetite. The Irish usually make a night of it so you can join them in the pub afterwards and have a bit of a knees up!! On Sunday we do a release walk around the town with the leftover books from the book buffet (everyone brings registered books to share). Other things like The Bookswap Game or some geocaching or some knitting often happen too. It's very informal. Drop in for some or all of it. Chat with other bookcrossers, wander around the locale, sit in a corner and read a good book for an hour, no one minds. I hope you will think about coming?
It's very informal. Drop in for some or all of it. Chat with other bookcrossers, wander around the locale, sit in a corner and read a good book for an hour, no one minds. I hope you will think about coming?
Yes, just come and see! Conventions and UnCons are always great moments!