Thursday, 3 May 2012

Steinbeck International Fringe Fest and other news ...

I'm heading off to Ithaca this afternoon to host the Steinbeck International Fringe Fest!

I'll be reading from 'The Lost Books of the Odyssey', by Zachary Mason, on Dexa Beach, where Odysseus is said to have returned. Then in the evening, a celebration of voices at Spavento Bar in Kioni will take place: music, drinks, and if I'm up for it, a little dancing! :o)

If you'd like to learn more about the Steinbeck Festival, why not take a squizz at their Facebook page. You may even find an event being held in your area!

What to expect here next week:
  • Monday: Glynis Smy's launch celebration of her debut, Ripper, My Love. You can read my review here!
  • Wednesday: I'll be posting a video and photos of the Steinbeck Festival for your amusement. And tell you all how it went!
  • Thursday: I have the talented Roz Morris, ghost writer of many a best-selling book, here to talk share her knowledge with you.

Have a great weekend!

I'm off to bask in the beautiful Ithacan sunshine ...


  1. I wish I hear about these things sooner. I would have been happy to do a review or an article or something. It was the same with the Muriel Spark Week. I found out about it the week before and that’s no use to man or beast. Well it's no use to a slowcoach like me.

  2. Have an awesome time! I'm sure everything will go as planned.

  3. Sounds exciting to the senses! Have a great time...and dance!

  4. That sounds like an absolute blast. Enjoy!

  5. Have a wonderful time, Jessica! Thank you for the mention and wonderful review!

  6. Looking forward to the Steinbeck Festival Jessica. Never heard of it, so this should be interesting.

  7. Hi Jess .. sounds like a very inspiring event - great that you're hosting ... enjoy the dancing when it comes around .. cheers Hilary

  8. Making the rounds after the A to Z Challenge to say hello! Have a great time at the Steinbeck Festival.


  9. I've been to Ithaca! Well, the one in New York. Less sunshine, but they do have the best used-book sale going.

  10. OMGoodness...that is one beautiful photo! I hope you had a great time at the festival. :)


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