Part Two: A Day at the Hay Festival
|With 'Rose' at Hay|
My daughter Rose and I are delighted to have been invited to help Honno Press celebrate twenty-five years of publishing Welsh women’s writing at their anniversary party, but first we go for a wander round the festival site. There are queues for author events, book-signings, ice creams, but not, thankfully, the loos which are surprisingly civilised. A steward is bellowing that this is NOT the queue for Jeanette Winterson at one line, another column is supposed to lead to Stephen Fry, although Rose and I aren’t convinced it’s the back of his head we can see, and there’s Monty Don in the bookshop looking – I’ll be able to tell Ma – just like he does on the TV.
|What a wonderful cake!|
And so to the Moot and the Honno party where we link up with lovely Kath Eastman and meet new friend Juliet Greenwood, author of Eden’s Garden. There’s a real atmosphere of celebration and a quiet sense of pride and satisfaction in all that this independent co-operative press run by women has achieved. I even get a bit tearful during the speeches!
|Co-founder Rosanne Reeves with Helena Earnshaw, Press Officer.|
Thank you, Honno. Happy anniversary and congratulations on twenty-five wonderful years!
|'All Shall Be Well' published to celebrate 25 years of Welsh women's writing and a selection of Honno books.|