Tuesday 5 July 2011

News: Awfully Big Blog Adventure Online Literary Festival

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about a new blog called The History Girls and I mentioned that I had met a couple of its founding members at the Orion summer party. At that very same event I also met the lovely Lucy Coates and we had a brief chat about the forthcoming Online Literary Festival being organised my writers from the Scattered Authors' Society. I asked Lucy to email a copy of the press release as it sounded like a pretty exciting event for young book lovers. So, if couldn't make it to Hay this year, or there is no chance of getting up to Edinburgh then you best make sure you visit the Awfully Big Blog Adventure Online Literary Festival this coming weekend. And if you did go to Hay, and/or you are lucky enough to be able to get to Edinburgh then you obviously love books and I can't think of a better place for you to be this weekend then at your computer visiting this very special online event.

Press release:


An Awfully Big Blog Adventure is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with the FIRST EVER ONLINE LITERARY FESTIVAL run entirely by children’s authors, and we want YOU to get involved in supporting us! On 9th and 10th July 2011 49 (yes FORTY-NINE) children’s authors from the Scattered Authors’ Society (, including Adele Geras, Mary Hoffman, Liz Kessler and Celia Rees will be bringing you something new and special every half hour from 9.30am to 7.30pm on our BRAND-NEW UPDATED SITE. You can see the full schedule at:

There will be:

Amazing Blogs

Stunning Videos

Exciting Giveaways

Fascinating Interviews

Mind-boggling Competitions

We’d love you to:

Join the guests on our dedicated ABBA Online Litfest Facebook Event Page at:!/event.php?eid=106740349419019

Promote us, mention us, link to us, blog about us, talk about us in diary features or news sections.

Join in the conversation! Follow @AwfullyBigBlog on Twitter, tweet about us on the day and before, using our special hashtag #ABBAlitfest


  1. Thanks so much for featuring us! All very exciting indeed--hope everyone will enjoy the amazing stuff we have planned for this weekend. See you there!

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