Last year, many book festivals and writing conferences were either cancelled, postponed, or moved online. This year, literary events are hybrids: in-person appearances and attendance is now combined with online audiences and virtual guest writers. In this article at bbc.com, Writer’s Relief learned how the Edinburgh International Book Festival intends to have online audiences and writers play a crucial role in the event’s success. While many book festivals have very loyal local followings, a hybrid event reaches readers around the world and makes it easier for authors to attend, especially if they don’t have to fly to Scotland!
To learn how hybrid events will be the future literary events, read more here.