ILKLEY Literature Competition has confirmed it’s staging a hybrid pageant this autumn.
Competition organisers have stated they’re planning a return to stay occasions this October. Alongside a programme of pre-recorded and live-streamed digital writer talks, this would be the first hybrid pageant the organisation has produced.
Following viewers consultations, discussions with publishers and planning classes with native venues, the Ilkley Literature Competition will likely be providing quite a lot of methods for audiences to interact with literature occasions this 12 months.
Director Erica Morris stated “We acquired a variety of responses from our audiences telling us how they really feel about returning to stay in-person occasions later this 12 months. Some are excited to get again into venues as quickly as attainable, while others are extra hesitant. We wish to be certain that no matter your stage of consolation, there’s something for you at this 12 months’s Competition.
Our digital programme resonated with lots of the Competition’s present audiences, and attracted new ones during the last 12 months, so we wish to proceed offering that entry. We additionally understand how essential stay occasions are for thus many individuals, which is why we’re working carefully with our venues and will likely be monitoring authorities tips as they evolve over the summer time months to make sure we are able to safely welcome audiences and authors again to Ilkley this autumn.”
The complete programme will likely be introduced in mid-August and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, August 31. The Competition will run between October 1 and 17.