I am sending good wishes to Ferai Caldwell who organised this year’s festival but afterwards sent an email to all participants saying that the event was no more.
A successful, well-attended, buzzy event was visible on social media. Participants posted clips of authors sitting at their stands while readers milled around. The email suggested that a lack of money caused the event to go awry. Mr Caldwell might have needed a few generous sponsors to keep the show on the road. I don’t think this is the end of the story.