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Author visit by Sarah Ward, Crime Writer, Smithy Bridge Library

Tomorrow 2pm - 4pm Smithy Bridge Library

Crime writer Sarah Ward originates from the Midlands but her crime stories are based around Derbyshire, she has a new novel due to be published early September entitled ‘A Patient Fury’. This new novel features her main character D.C. Childs.

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Author visit by Sarah Ward, Crime Writer, Alkrington Library

Tomorrow 6pm - 7pm Alkrington Library

Crime writer Sarah Ward originates from the Midlands but her crime stories are based around Derbyshire. She has a new novel due to be published early September 2017 entitled ‘A Patient Fury’. This new novel features her main character D.C. Childs

Wilde

Wilde Without the Boy and The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Thu 28 Sep 2017 7pm Oldham Library

To celebrate National Poetry Day we are delighted to welcome acclaimed stage actor, Gerard Logan to perform his award winning solo show.

Raining upwards

Henry Normal – ‘Raining Upwards’ Book Launch

Fri 29 Sep 2017 6pm Marple Library

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.

Borderlines

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

Sat 30 Sep 2017 to Sun 8 Oct 2017 Carlisle Library

Borderlines Book Festival aims to promote an annual celebration of the written and spoken word in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Storytelling festival

Storytelling Festival at Darwen Library Theatre

Sat 30 Sep 2017 11am - 4pm Darwen Library

Indulge your imagination and witness some of the best storytellers in the business bring their enchanting tales to life in a variety of different spaces in your local theatre.

Author Roy Lancaster with his book "My Life With Plants"

Roy Lancaster: My Life With Plants

Sat 30 Sep 2017 11am Bolton Library

Home-grown celebrity gardener Roy Lancaster will be returning to his roots to talk about his new book ‘Roy Lancaster: My Life With Plants’ at Bolton Central Library and Museum on Saturday 30 September, 11am -12pm

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Sat 30 Sep 2017 2pm, 7pm Oldham Library

As relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of painters who are encouraged to question their subservience when they are joined by a new colleague.

LiveLit

Live Literature at Bolton Central Library

Mon 2 Oct 2017 6.30pm Bolton Library

The Live Literature poetry and performance events are back, proudly presented by The University of Bolton and Bolton Central Library. At the first event we will be welcoming Neil Campbell and Eoghan Walls.

Wolf of Dalriada

Elizabeth Gates : 'Taming the Wolf within…

Tue 3 Oct 2017 2pm Heswall Library

How do you find an idea for a novel? How do you write 100,000 useable words? How do you share your finished product? In this talk, 'Taming the Wolf within . . . ', author of 'The Wolf of Dalriada' Elizabeth Gates answers these and other questions.

Stephen May

Stephen May: Stronger Than Skin

Wed 4 Oct 2017 2.30pm Seacombe Library

Novelist, playwright and TV writer Stephen May talks about his latest book ‘Stronger Than Skin’ (2017) published by Sandstone Press

Bhatia

Robert Bhatia at Liverpool Central Library

Thu 5 Oct 2017 6pm Liverpool Central Library

Author of "Passage across the Mersey" and son of Helen Forrester talks about his book, answers queries and book signs.

Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell: Fifty Years of Fear

Thu 5 Oct 2017 6pm Birkenhead Central

The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has more awards than any other writer in the field.

Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester Literature Festival

Fri 6 Oct 2017 to Sun 22 Oct 2017

Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) began trading in 2006 and was built on the legacy of its successful predecessor, Manchester Poetry Festival.

Charles Heathcote

Charles Heathcote

Mon 9 Oct 2017 6pm Barnton Library

Meet Cheshire author, Charles Heathcote, who will be talking about and reading extracts from his hilarious new book 'Indisputably Doris'

Joanne Lees

Joanne Lees – Who Am I?

Tue 10 Oct 2017 11am Oldham Library

Join Joanne Lees for World Mental Health day as she shares her own mental health struggle which spurred her to write her debut book, Who am I?

Abel

Manchester's Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall

Tue 10 Oct 2017 2pm - 3pm Altrincham Library

Author Joanna Williams explores the rags to riches tale of Abel Heywood, known in his day as the man who built Manchester Town Hall.

Sarah Ward for Weaverham

Sarah Ward at Weaverham Library

Tue 10 Oct 2017 7pm Weaverham Library

Join us for an evening with Sarah Ward: author of the critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Sarah also reviews crime fiction and is a judge for The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel

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Jane Austen 200 and not out

Wed 11 Oct 2017 1.30pm Wallasey Central Library

A talk by David Richardson of The Jane Austen Society. Free but places must be reserved in advance

Charles Heathcote

Author Charles Heatcote

Wed 11 Oct 2017 2pm - 3pm Altrincham Library

Meet Cheshire author, Charles Heathcote, who will be talking about and reading extracts from his hilarious new book 'Indisputably Doris'.

Hinds

How to promote your book by Diane Hinds

Wed 11 Oct 2017 2pm Moreton Library

Entertainment PR Diane Hinds’ popular talk How To Promote Your Book was devised to recognise that so many writers who followed the less traditional routes lacked media coverage, reviews and sales.

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How to Promote Your Book with Diane Hinds

Thu 12 Oct 2017 2pm Urmston Bookshop

Aimed at the aspiring, small or self-published writer, public relations specialist Diane Hinds will guide you through the basics of putting together a promotional campaign for your book, blog or short story that is sure to get you started.

Dean Fraser

Meet Dean Fraser at Winsford Library

Thu 12 Oct 2017 5.30pm Winsford Library

Performance poet and author of the poetry collections “Finding Yourself in Cheshire"

Sarah Ward for Weaverham

Crime Writer Sarah Ward

Fri 13 Oct 2017 2pm - 3pm Altrincham Library

Join us for an afternoon with crime writer, Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Sarah will talk about her new novel, A Patient Fury and discuss the popularity of crime novels and what attracts us to the darkest deeds...

Austentacious

An Austentatious Murder

Sat 14 Oct 2017 7.30pm - 10.30pm Old Trafford Library

Acknowledging Jane Austen as one of mankind’s most gifted writers on the subject of love and the human condition, tech developers have created the ‘Austen Algorithm’ - the key to finding the perfect partner! Then it all goes very wrong indeed. But how?

andysawyer

Andy Sawyer: "Something in the water?"

Mon 16 Oct 2017 Wallasey Central Library

This talk will look at the discovery of science fiction by Liverpool fans in the 1930s and how fan groups changed the face of Sci-fi. From Olaf Stapledon to modern authors like Stephen Baxter and Ramsey Campbell..

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David Hewitt: Joseph, 1917

Mon 16 Oct 2017 2.30pm Rock Ferry Library

Non-fiction author and Lawyer David discusses his latest work - Joseph, 1917 – a non-fiction book which looks at the work of the military service tribunals which sat during the Great War, and at the experience of one man in particular.

Rochdale LIF

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

Tue 17 Oct 2017 to Mon 23 Oct 2017 Rochdale Central Library

This is far more than just your average literature festival – it’s the ideas bit that makes the difference, and we’ve got hundreds. 7 days of inspiration covering literature, drama, music, comedy, current affairs, creative writing and spoken word.

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Angela Brabin: The trial of Dr. Tomanzie

Thu 19 Oct 2017 6pm Wallasey Central Library

Dr Ethens de Tomanzie appeared at Chester Assizes in February 1886 charged with the murder of 27 year old Elizabeth Twist by performing an abortion - a charge which he strenuously denied despite strong evidence being given.

Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis: 'Writing Crime Past and Present'

Mon 23 Oct 2017 2pm West Kirby Library

Crime writer Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool. She is best known for her Wesley Peterson novels, the latest of which is The Mermaid's Scream. Her recent stand alone novel A High Mortality of Doves is set in the aftermath of the Great War.

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones: Jane Austen a life in letters

Thu 26 Oct 2017 2pm Bromborough Library

In this 200th anniversary year of the death of Jane Austen, Shirley Jones will consider the significance of letters in Austen's life and writing.

Tessimond

Dean Johnson: Tessimond's Cats and Fiddles

Fri 27 Oct 2017 2pm Wallasey Village Library

Wirral-born maverick Dean Johnson presents his latest poetry/ music piece based on the work of AJS Tessimond.

Howard White and Ian Sloan

Howard White & Ian Sloan

Mon 30 Oct 2017 6pm West Kirby Library

Local authors, Howard White and Ian Udin-Sloan present their self-published satire on the Morse novels.

Austentacious

An Austentacious Murder

Thu 2 Nov 2017 7.30pm - 10pm Eccleston Library

Interrogate the suspects, crack the codes and discover the wit and wisdom of one of the finest writers to put pen to paper in an Austen related murder mystery that will require all your sense and sensibilities to solve!

Chesterlitfest

Chester LitFest

Sun 12 Nov 2017 to Sun 19 Nov 2017 Storyhouse

Poets Hollie McNish and Lemn Sissay, broadcasters Jeremy Vine and Pam Ayres top the bill alongside a raft of novelists, bloggers, playwrights, performances and musicians.

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Joseph, 1917: A talk by author David Hewitt

Mon 13 Nov 2017 2pm - 3.30pm Widnes Library

David Hewitt is returning to Halton Libraries to talk about his thought-provoking book. The book is the ‘secret history’ of Joseph Blackburn, a man who didn’t want to go to war – but was forced by a tribunal and who died on the western front.

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Sarah Ward at Northwich Library

Thu 23 Nov 2017 7pm Northwich Library

Join us for an evening with Sarah Ward: author of the critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Sarah also reviews crime fiction and is a judge for The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel.

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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