Sunday, January 11, 2015

The new name for the old Westerman Seminar - see previous entries

Shock!, Horror! The Westerman Seminar has a New Name

As some of you may know, for the past few years I have struggled with the name of the annual Westerman event in Portsmouth.  The Westerman Seminar, as it has been known, was a title which I gave it when we staged the first seminar back in 2011.   Criticisms have centred around whether the word ‘seminar’ puts people off by sounding too academic and stuffy; those of you who know the event will confirm that it is far from that. 

The new event title is The Ripping Yarns Literature Day.  This will allow us to continue to keep Percy F. Westerman firmly at the heart of the event, but give us the opportunity to include and welcome other authors of the same genre and to explore some of the topics covered in the mix of ‘Ripping Yarns’ style adventures.