The organisers of Banbury Literary Live are appealing to people and businesses for support so the event can go ahead in future years.
Banbury Literary Live tries to foster a love of reading by bringing together a line-up of authors, speakers, performers and workshops. This year’s event is due to take place on November 21 and 22, at North Oxfordshire Academy.
But to keep it going, it relies on donations from businesses and the public and funding for this year’s event is around £1,400 short.
One of the organisers, Joanne Thorne, said if they did not secure the rest of the funding, this year’s event would have to run at a loss, putting its future in doubt.
“Banbury Literary Live brings together best-selling authors and young people from Banbury and beyond together so they’ll discover how reading and writing can fire imaginations, kick-start confidence and spark ambition for life,” she said. “But it is a ‘not for profit’ crowd-funded event that is run by volunteers and relies on the generosity and support of local people and imaginative organisations to make it happen.”
Donations can be made through the Kickstarter website. Visit www.kickstarter.com and search for Banbury Literary Live.
There are only 11 days left to donate.
Unless the target of £2,500 is reached, the event will not receive any of the money already pledged.
Tickets for Banbury Literary Live are only £5 to make the event accessible to all.
Speakers include authors Miriam Moss and Clare Mackintosh.