We are ecstatic to announce that the Stay-at-Home! International Literature Festival has been shortlisted for The Best Lockdown Event in The Bookseller’s The FutureBook Awards 2020.
The Stay-at-Home! International Festival was one of the first major Zoom literary events, running from 27th March to 11th April 2020. It was developed by bestselling author and poet Carolyn Jess Cooke, with Paper Nations as a partner. The festival celebrated the power of writing and reading in preventing loneliness and championed connectivity and community amidst social distancing. The festival reached over 20,000 people.
Congratulations to founder Carolyn! What a fantastic achievement; we were so glad to be a partner on the festival and help provide some much needed inspiration and distraction in the early days of lockdown.