Not the Oxford Literary Festival

I had a terrific time at Not the Oxford Literary Festival last Friday. It was held at the Albion Beatnik book shop (probably the hippest book shop in Oxford) and was attended by – amongst others – luminaries of what could be regarded as a burgeoning underground writing scene.

I had hoped to use the event to launch Sybernika but – alas – it was not to be. Philistine Press have decided to give the book its own dedicated website which means having to delay publication for a few weeks. Such are the vagaries of the publishing world.

Anyway, it was great to meet up with Dan Holloway and Banana the Poet, fellow writers with whom I’ve had an online friendship for many a year. This was the first time I’d seen them in the flesh!

Also there were a couple of my Philistine Press stablemates as well as PP’s head honcho, Frank Burton.

All in all, it was a very worthwhile trip and I’m looking forward to next year’s NOLF.


About Patrick Whittaker

I'm a writer and director of the occasional short film. Although a Londoner, I'm based in Blackpool on the north east coast of England.

Posted on April 2, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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