This is a fantastic picture of Annie Foster reading from her collection ‘Solway Songs’ at the May 2019 Symposium – with the lovely fireplace at the Phil & Lit behind her. Behind the scenes quite a few people are working on the mechanics of growing our event so that it allows for the expanding popularity of the Symposium, but also retains the core values of the day. So – you may find yourself contacted to put pen to paper: I am putting in a funding application to help in our move to a different venue. So – our date is confirmed (November 16th). Our venue is booked, but we will confirm that nearer the time (more seats, no picnic chairs, more tables, access to a cafe, no accessibility issues). Also, as of today we’ve virtually finalised the line-up – and its a humdinger. I am also confident enough to say that we may well have two pop-up bookshops! Imagine that. More, of course, to follow. Thanks for all your support.