How to make the most of StoryFest
Here at Storyfest HQ we're a bunch of committed festival goers. We've gathered our collective wisdom to help you have the best possible experience this weekend.
If you've booked several sessions, make sure you’re prepared for a long day. Drink lots of water, bring snacks and pack according to the weather. Between events, enjoy browsing through the pop-up festival bookshop in the CWA Hall on Wason Street.
Hang out at the festival cafes and bars. You never know who might meet!
Download a copy of the Festival Map so you can find venues, parking, amenities, etc. If all else fails, ask a festival volunteer. They’re happy to help.
Head into the pop-up bookshop at the CWA Hall on Wason St and ask the staff for a recommendation. They will be across all the authors at the festival and will be able to recommend something wonderful that you might not usually pick up.
If you have a gap between sessions, ask a member of staff or a volunteer what’s coming up – you might discover an author who'll become your new favourite!
Try to arrive at each event at least 5 minutes before the event starts.
If you know you’ll have to leave an event early, sit at the back of the room or somewhere near the exit to avoid disturbing the speakers and other guests.
During question time, make sure you only ask questions, not comments, and keep them reasonably short so others will have a chance too.
Event facilitators will tell you where you can get your book/s signed. When the event is over, head straight to the line as speakers often have limited time available for signings due to other commitments.
Help the author out by spelling your name clearly for them.
Most of all, enjoy yourself!