Mid October, I was part of Bookmark, a literary festival held throughout Blairgowrie, Perthshire and the Glens. Fantastic festival, was such a success and I was so proud to be part of the festivals first year, and already discussing exciting new ideas for Bookmark’s second year.
This was a project that started from a suggestion of, “shall we organise a festival for Blair?”kind of idea. With a main core of three, powered by my friend, Christine Findlay, this single suggestion become a reality within a year and not only was this festival hugely successful and had some really notorious writers taking part, it was a first for the organisers involved who had never created anything or hosted anything quite like this. So inspirational, having partially witnessed this from a seed of an idea to actually taking part and meeting the other authors and visitors and seeing this, Bookmark, become reality. Brilliant!
Below here are some drawings of writer, performer, artist Liz Lochead.