WORDFest organisers are so pleased with the success of this year’s festival that plans are already in the pipeline for a repeat performance next year.
When asked for their highlights, organiser Sabine Edwards praised the schools programme which saw children able to quiz the visiting authors while taking inspiration from them.
Jo Harrison, co-director of WORDfest, said her highlights were the community involvement and the Body Cofidence workshop at Thomas Bennett.
She added: “The WORDfest 2012 organisers are delighted with how this year’s festival has gone.
“It’s been an incredible privilege to work with a great team of people all of whom have given their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.
“Our aim was to put on 12 days of events celebrating words in all their forms - spoken, written, sung, drawn - and we are thrilled with the outcome.
“Crawley has played host to a wealth of talent; a television broadcaster with 50 years of experience, a top psychotherapist journalist and author, several Sunday TImes Top 10 bestselling authors, the cream of London’s Spoken Word Poetry scene and local talent in the form of singers, songwriters and authors.
“We may not be London, Brighton, Edinburgh or Hay but we believe we can put Crawley on the map and there is no reason why we shouldn’t or can’t have a hugely successful festival as proved by the last 12 days of events.”
Organisers thanked the festival’s sponsors: Jo Harrison Graphic Design and Art Direction, FastSigns, GingerMoo, DoStuffBus, Pendleton Events, Waterstones, Crawley Borough Council, Crawley Town Centre Partnership, Crawley Library, Cupcake Genie, Adelio’s Open House Cafe, The Hawth, Made in Crawley, Procodable and Urban Flo.