With so many literary events and festivals taking place across the country, we are indeed blessed to have readers who tell us what they enjoyed so that you can keep an eye open for similar events near to you.

And recently we’re adding to these accounts with interviews with those brave souls who take on the mantle of Festival Director.

OIR: Maddy drops in to Hexham
OIR: Linda returns to Words by the Water for 2017
OIR: Fancy being our reporter?
OIR: A visit from Alison Weir
OIR: Mainstreet Trading bookshop by Maddy Broome and
OIR: Maggie O’Farrell at Mainstreet Trading, also by Maddy
OIR: Austin Vaughan on The Rolling Sun Festival
OIR: BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL  Dumfries House 6 – 8th May  2016
OIR: Hexham Book Festival 22nd April-4th May
OIR: Gwenda Major on Words by the Water
OIR: Cumbria is most definitely open for business . . .
OIR: In a fever of anticipation!
OIR: Cathy MacPhail visits Ayr Writers’ Club
OIR: Jade goes to Cheltenham – Gill Hornby
OIR: Jade goes to Cheltenham – Marian Keyes
OIR: Jade goes to Cheltenham – Jojo Moyes
OIR: Jade goes to Cheltenham – Jeanette Winterson
OIR: Jade’s finale on Cheltenham
OIR: Rebecca Kershaw goes to Beverley Literature Festival
OIR: Dave and Maggie at Cheltenham Literature Festival
OIR: Matthew Parris and Owen Jones at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
OIR: Maddy Broome on Durham Book Festival, 2015
OIR: Karen Weatherly at The Radio Times Festival – The Making of Poldark
OIR: Bernard MacLaverty visits Ayr Writers’ Club
OIR: Nicola Smith on Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words
OIR: Linda Worsey went to Port Eliot Festival – 30 July to 2 August 2015
OIR: Mystery at the Old Swan Hotel – by Private Investigator Karen Weatherly
OIR: Crime Author Event – 16th July 2015
OIR: Curious Arts Festival – JoJo Moyes
OIR: Boswell Book Festival by Sheila A Grant
OIR: Derby Book Festival Launch
OIR: Karen Weatherly and Ann Cleeves on Theakstons Old Peculier Festival
OIR: Mary Mayfield on the Derby Book Festival Launch
OIR: Linda Hepworth on Patrick Gale
OIR: Darren Laws on Deal Noir
OIR: Mary Mayfield on Lindsey Davis
OIR: on Melvyn Bragg and John Shapcott
OIR: Scottish Association of Writers 46th Conference
OIR: Sheila A Grant on Caro Ramsay
OIR: Tracey Walsh
OIR: Linda Hepworth on Shirley Williams and Mark Bostridge
OIR: Author sacks character!
OIR: Linda Hepworth on Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk
OIR: Linda Hepworth on Alan Johnson
OIR: Introducing our very first INTREPID REPORTER: Linda Hepworth