I was a volunteer steward for the first time at Worcestershire Literary Festival in June 2012 and spent an enjoyable time welcoming speakers and guests to the events. It was just the second year of the festival, and at the wrap up meeting, Grasshopper and I found ourselves becoming a part of the committee and from then forming a fundrasing committee. The whole WLF team felt we needed to have an all year round fundraising drive to give us some funds to stage the WLF 2103.
July found us planning our August trip to Northumberland, which as always was lovely. It is such a beautiful area (see previous post for Fallowfield Dene our recomended campsite near Hexham).
Then our September adventure to France. First though I had a soft toy Monster to make (Name the Monster Competition), a tombola to organise with Grasshopper, and lots of cakes to bake for a children's story telling Monster Morning at our local library. We had lots of help from friends to make the first of the fundraisers for WLF a great success. Lots of children came and enjoyed Maggie Doyle's (Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2012) monster poems and stories as well as her 'How to Write Good Stories' workshop. About 30 children entered the writing competition and we took a decent amount for WLF 2013.