Monday, May 23, 2011

Bad books

Yesterday I spent a few hours at WordPlay, apparently the first literary festival ever to grace Bangkok. As enjoyable as the talks and events were, it was a passing sentence in the programme that really caught my attention:
If you notice anything strange or disturbing, please contact the event organisers.
Surely at a literary festival, it’s the absence of strangeness and disturbance that would be more of a problem?

2 comments:

blackwatertown said...

It must have got a bit tiresome being continually reported to the festival organisers.

Tim Footman said...

I wish. I had to jump up and down, yelling "Look at me, I'm disturbing!"