Event Planning, the Cat Herder Way

30 May

Awesome blog by Victoria Oldham. Come and join us next weekend in Nottingham, England. 🙂

Bold Strokes Books, UK

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Have you ever tried to herd cats? While walking through a typhoon? And trying to eat spaghetti?

That is what it’s like putting together a book festival. Except slightly more messy.

For the fifth year in a row now, I have organized the Bold Strokes Book Festival in Nottingham, England. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to have some amazing folks who have backed me up and done lots of things to help make it all happen. (Amy Dunne, you’re this year’s MVP).

A ton of preparation and work go into an event: who are you inviting? Are you forgetting anyone? Who isn’t going to make it after all? Are the books going to arrive on time (no)? What marketing needs to be done? What goes in the goodie bags? What documents need to be designed, double checked, triple checked, and printed? Will we get sponsors?…

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