Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Progress on all fronts

Progress has been made on all fronts today with the organisation and promotion of our new book event in Moffat on April 16. We have a very good Literary Development Officer here in Dumfries and Galloway in the shape of Carolyn Yates. She is working closely with us on marketing the event and will be there on the day, hooray! Stacey Paul of the Moffat Initiative is carrying out an energetic, focused and effective publicity campaign. Wendy Simpson, granddaughter of our featured author and sometime Moffat resident D E Stevenson, will be interviewed for the April edition (out mid-March) of our excellent regional glossy magazine D&G Life. Andrea Reive our volunteer co-ordinator has enough ideas to launch 10 events, and is a very welcome addition to our steering group. Invaluable help from vice chairman of Moffat Initiative Colin Harris will help put MBE in touch with students at Moffat Academy, and from Moffat CAN to get us onto their recycling green network in recognition of our 'vintage' theme. Andrea will be investigating possible goody bags for the event sourced from regular attenders at Moffat Farmers' Market to bring D&G's Savour the Flavour into the loop. All we need now is a band and a baseball team.

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