Thanks, Larissa. I’ve heard similar feedback from many other AFF attendees. The subtext of those comments suggests to me other moderators may not be so on point. My thinking is people are drawn to a panel by the topic, we should speak to that topic.
Anyhow, this was my 4th AFF as a panelist and moderator, and I guess I’ll keep doing it as long as the Festival continues to invite me.
Best of luck with your writing!