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Wirral Bookfest

Wirral Bookfest 2018

Mon 1 Oct 2018 9am to Mon 29 Oct 2018 10pm Wirral Libraries

Wirral Libraries' annual Bookfest brings a wide range of authors to the borough for a month-long festival celebrating books and reading.

Rochdale LIF

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

Mon 15 Oct 2018 to Tomorrow

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

Gallows Court

Martin Edwards: The Making of a Crime Novel

Tomorrow 6pm - 8pm Birkenhead Central

A talk by award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards giving an inside view of an attempt to create a breakthrough novel, from original idea to publication.

Sarah Dunnakey

Sarah Dunnakey

Tomorrow 6.30pm - 8pm Penketh Library

Author of the Companion and question writer for TV shows 15 to 1, University Challenge, Pointless and Mastermind comes to Penketh

Marsh People

Valentine Williams talks about her latest book

Tue 23 Oct 2018 7pm Blackburn Library

Valentine is a blogger, professional writer and award winning poet and novelist was always a scribbler. She was commissioned to write two self-help books just after completing an MA at Edge Hill College, and has never looked back.

Salford Libraries Live

Salford Libraries Live

Wed 24 Oct 2018 to Thu 13 Dec 2018

Salford Libraries Live brings great art events to your doorstep.

Bird cottage

Antoinette Fawcett talks about Eva Meijer

Thu 25 Oct 2018 7pm Ulverston Library

The translator of Eva Meijer's moving model on an ornithologist talks at Ulverston Library

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult

Mon 29 Oct 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

Jodi Lynn Picoult is an American writer. She was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003. Currently approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into 34 languages.

David Nolan

David Nolan

Fri 2 Nov 2018 7pm - 8pm Marple Library

David Nolan is a multi award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books, including Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil, the true story of the largest historic abuse case ever mounted by Greater Manchester Police.

Chester Lit Fest

Chester Literature Festival

Sat 10 Nov 2018 to Sat 1 Dec 2018 Storyhouse

Friday 10 November - Friday 1 December 2017

Ian Townsend

Ian Townsend Writing Surgery

Sat 10 Nov 2018 10.30am - 3.30pm Oldham Library

Award-winning playwright Ian Townsend will be on hand to help you with some one-on-one support.

Nigella Lawson

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Sat 10 Nov 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

Nigella Lawson established herself as a household name in 1998 with the publication of her groundbreaking debut cookbook, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food.

David Holmes

Dr David A Holmes - Most Evil - Author Talk

Tue 13 Nov 2018 6.30pm - 7.30pm Dukinfield Library

Dr David A Holmes – Most Evil: In this talk Psychologist Dr David A Holmes (author of 'Abnormal Clinical & Forensic Psychology') will give a glimpse into the black abyss of true evil and the rare individuals who live there

Murder Mystery

Death at the Dig: An evening of murder mystery with author Kate Ellis

Wed 14 Nov 2018 6pm - 7.30pm Halton Lea Library

Crime writer Kate Ellis presents DEATH AT THE DIG, a 1920s murder mystery in which the audience must play detective to discover who murdered distinguished archaeologist Professor Digson.

Mandasue Heller

In Conversation with Mandasue Heller

Thu 15 Nov 2018 7pm Swinton Library

Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes.

Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis: Murder Mystery Talk

Tue 20 Nov 2018 6pm - 7pm Tameside Library

Kate Ellis is the author of two thrilling crime series and has sold more than half a million books worldwide. She has also written two historical crime novels and many short stories.

Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton : The Great North West Read Tour

Wed 21 Nov 2018 1pm - 2pm Oldham Library

Sharon Bolton, writer of the Great North West Read "The Craftsman" talks about her books

Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton: The Great North West Read Tour

Wed 21 Nov 2018 3.30pm - 4.30pm Ramsbottom Library

Sharon talks about her books over afternoon tea

Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton: The Great North West Read Tour

Wed 21 Nov 2018 7pm Darwen Library

The bestselling crime writer and author of the Craftsman visits Darwen

Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton in conversation with Margaret Murphy

Thu 22 Nov 2018 1pm - 2pm Bebington Central Library

Bestselling crime writers discuss crimewriting as part of the Great North West Read tour

Sharon Bolton

Sharon Bolton in conversation with Cath Staincliffe

Thu 22 Nov 2018 7pm - 8pm Warrington Central Library

A chance to see bestselling crime writers talking about their writing as part of the Great North West Read

Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love

Fri 23 Nov 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown-up, award-winning journalist, former Sunday Times dating columnist and host of iTunes #1 podcasts, Love Stories and The High-Low, Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all.

Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth Author Talk

Tue 27 Nov 2018 1.30pm - 3pm Droylsden Library

Award winning author Stephen Booth is a former newspaper journalist and the author of eighteen novels in the best-selling Cooper and Fry series, all set in the beautiful Peak District.

Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Investigation: A Parody Tribute Murder Mystery

Wed 5 Dec 2018 7.15pm - 9.30pm Swinton Library

After Dark presents The Great Gatsby Investigation: A Parody Tribute Murder Mystery. A little party never killed anybody ...

Julian Clary

Julian Clary: Born To Mince

Sun 31 Mar 2019 7.30pm Storyhouse

Are you ready for some filth?

Walt whitman

Walt Whitman 200

Thu 23 May 2019 to Sat 25 May 2019 Bolton Library

​Welcome to the home of the Whitman Bicentennial Celebration. This wonderful weekend is set to take place on Long Island, NY (where Walt Whitman was born) on May 31st-June 2nd, 2019!

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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