February Salon From Your Home
The Future of Reviewing
At our February Salon From Your Home, we will be having a discussion on critiquing. What impact has digital media had, or what is the future of critics? Even before COVID, when review space got cut in papers, and there was a struggle to survive; are there positives to this? Now there are niche reviews, digital platforms, podcast reviews, bloggers: are they as good as newspapers? Critics may argue that there is less regulation, but it can be interesting to think about the positives of the new market. We will be welcoming three guests who are well known to the Literary Salon right back from the days when the City of Literature ran the monthly meetings: Vin Arthey, Philip Cavenay, and Lynsey May. They will each give their perspective as reviewers, and have a discussion generated by this interesting article in the New York Times: https://bit.ly/2NBpRRd We hope to answer the question, “How is reviewing changing?” but failing that, we intend to have a good old chat. There will be opportunity to put questions and comments to our panel, and once the ‘formal’ part of the event is done, people are welcome to stick around and have a general blether. How it works... 6pm: Welcome and Introduction 6.15: Panel Discussion: How is reviewing changing? 6.45: Questions, Comments and Views* 7.10: Thanks and News 7.15: End of ‘formal’ Event Please stick around for a drink and a chat (nb, provide your own drink, alcohol optional!) *We acknowledge that some people prefer to attend the Zoom without video, so we invite people to use the ‘comments’ section to give input, paste relevant links, and ask questions. We encourage attendees to say ‘bye’ if they so wish when departing! We will save any links from the comments to share to our mailing-list and social media, and we will not be recording the zoom.