No Lecterns Allowed
This ad will appear in the upcoming issue of BC Bookworld.
Of course, the point here is not about lecterns themselves. They are noble pieces of stage furniture. The problem is that events featuring writers reading from behind lecterns can feel like church with the preacher proclaiming from the pulpit.
Would we really deny a writer a lectern if they requested one for their event? Well, let’s say it’s more a guideline than an actual rule.