Weston-super-Mare Town Council’s noticeboards were looking a little empty with the lack of events due to COVID-19. One of those events that would have been taking place in February 2021 is the Weston-super-Mare Literary Festival. So, to the Town Council have reached out to local authors to create a presentation of their books inside the noticeboards. To draw attention, the noticeboards also have solar slow flashing lights on the inside to make the darker evenings a little brighter.
Some of the local authors included in the project are:
Vicki FitzGerald who has published crime thriller, Briguella, set in Weston, and a memoir, Still Standing, published in 2020, written in collaboration with acclaimed American author, M.G.Crisci.
Marie Glover who has written a book called ‘Grow your own gardening business’. Marie has had a keen interest in nature since childhood. She loves being outside and seeing nature in all its forms.
Samantha Ball has written a book on the Playhouse Theatre. With many star performers have graced the stage, The Playhouse has a rich history. But there have also been many times in the past when the theatre has had many ups and downs, including being threatened with possible closure. This book tells the story.
Malcolm Nicholson the Town Clerk says: ‘We are sad we can’t put on the Literary Festival next year due to COVID. However, we wanted to do our bit to showcase some of the writing talents we have in the town, encourage people to ‘shop local’ author on the run-up to Christmas and give people something interesting to read about in our noticeboards around town’.