If, as received wisdom would suggest, it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes all of the communities of Montgomeryshire and the Borders – and beyond – to raise a Monty Lit Fest.
This is something we never take for granted. Just as publishing itself is an inherently collaborative business with so many people supporting authors along the way, running a literary festival is a true community affair.
As we count down to our 2023 weekend, there are so many people to whom we have to say “we couldn’t do it without you”.
We couldn’t do it without our funders and sponsors, whose generosity helps us to offer such a wide-ranging programme and keep ticket prices down. So a huge thank you to: Charlies; David and Luned Corser; Brian and Pamela Eaves; EvaBuild; FieldMouse Research; Harrisons; Literature Wales; the Mayor of Montgomery; Montgomery Vineyard; Monty Movie Club; Monty’s Brewery; NPTC; Philip Humphreys Architects; Ponthafren; Tanat Valley Coaches; The Bookshop, Montgomery; Whitehall Dairy and WPG
We couldn’t do it without our authors who are prepared to give us a go, whether they’re local or travelling big distances to be with us and share their stories.
We couldn’t do it without the good people of Montgomery who provide such a welcoming home for the Festival and so much practical support: from the community events that will create such a buzz over the weekend to the logistics of venues and parking and so much more – including, of course, the now-famous cake in the Town Hall itself.
We couldn’t do it without our Festival booksellers, Booka and The Bookshop, Montgomery – and all the other booksellers across our region who are such an important part of our communities of words.
We couldn’t do it without our committee of volunteers who plan, promote and champion what we do.
And we couldn’t do it without everyone who has bought a ticket, will buy a ticket or will just turn up on the day.
Thank you all. We really couldn’t do it without you.