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Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

Borderlines Poetry Competition 2018

Mon 16 Jul 2018 0.01am to Fri 31 Aug 2018 Carlisle Library

◾Original poem of no more than 40 lines on the theme of Remembrance. ◾Entry fee £5.00 per poem entered, with a maximum of three entries.

Manchester Comics Festival

Manchester Comics and Reading (MCR) Festival

Tomorrow 10am - 4pm Manchester Central Library

We are proud to announce the first Manchester Comics and Reading (MCR) Festival at Central Library

Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young

Tue 4 Sep 2018 6.30pm Whitehaven Library

Edinburgh based author Jennifer Young writes novels, short stories and travel books as well as maintaining a blog

Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess - author talk

Fri 7 Sep 2018 10.30am - 12 noon Halton Stadium

Halton Libraries are playing host to author Melvin Burgess. Come a long to Halton Stadium to hear Melvin talk about his fascinating books including his bestsellers Junk and Sara's face and his new book The Lost Witch.

Polly Atkin

Polly Atkin and Kate Davis

Fri 7 Sep 2018 2pm Kendal Library

Kendal Poetry Festival presents a poetry reading from two Cumbrian poets

Deliciously Ella Woodward

Deliciously Ella

Wed 12 Sep 2018 6.30pm Manchester Central Library

Ella Woodward’s inspirational, lively writing and delicious recipes have inspired countless people to move towards a plant-based diet. Her fans will find much to savour in her new book.

Karen Maitland

Meet historical medieval writer Karen Maitland

Thu 13 Sep 2018 6.15pm - 8pm Bolton Library

Queen of the Dark Ages, Historical Medieval writer Karen Maitland, returns to Bolton to talk about her new book 'A gathering of Ghosts'.

Kate Atkinson

Bolton Central Library presents Kate Atkinson

Tue 18 Sep 2018 1pm - 2.30pm Bolton Library

Bestselling award-winning author Kate Atkinson will be talking about her writing and magnificent new novel, ‘Transcription’. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and Bolton's Waterstones will be selling signed copies of Kate's book.

Pam Ayres

An Evening with Pam Ayres

Thu 20 Sep 2018 7.30pm Storyhouse

The national treasure returns to Storyhouse

Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer

Sat 22 Sep 2018 2pm - 3.30pm Toxteth Library

Ashley Dyer is the pen name of novelist Margaret Murphy working in consultation with forensics expert, Helen Pepper. Their debut novel, Splinter in the Blood, sold in multiple competitive bids across Europe and the US.

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

Borderlines: Carlisle Book Festival 2018

Thu 27 Sep 2018 to Sun 7 Oct 2018 Carlisle Library

Borderlines Book Festival returns to Carlisle in October for the fifth year. There will be events from Thursday September 27th - Sunday October 7th with most taking place October 5th – 7th

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen

Fri 28 Sep 2018 1.30am - 3.30am Birkenhead Central

Come and share your family history of WW1. Bring any photos and memorabilia you would like to show others who attend. Meet Brian Howell ( author of 'Emma's WW1 Suitcase' and Emma's grandson.

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National Poetry Day

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Expect an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together.

Kathleen Jones

The Secret Life of Catherine Cookson

Sat 6 Oct 2018 11am Carlisle Library

Catherine Cookson was born in 1906, the illegitimate daughter of a domestic servant, and brought up in one of the poorest communities of the western world ... Kathleen Jones reveals the secrets Catherine kept, including the identity of her father.

Matt Coyne

Matt Coyne: Dummy: the comedy and chaos of real-life parenting

Sat 6 Oct 2018 1pm Carlisle Library

Matt Coyne is a hero for thousands of parents everywhere through his popular Facebook blog, Man vs Baby, which currently has over 200,000 followers.

Stacey Dooley

An Afternoon with Stacey Dooley

Sun 14 Oct 2018 2.30pm Storyhouse

In her first book, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, Stacey draws on her encounters with these brave and wonderful women, using their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience.

Ian Rankin

Investigating Murder: with Ian Rankin and special guests

Mon 15 Oct 2018 1pm - 2.30pm Liverpool Central Library

Bestselling author Ian Rankin discusses his new novel In a House of Lies, alongside a panel of experts from forensics to detectives to reveal what really happens in a murder investigation. Ian will be signing copies of his book after the event.

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult

Sat 20 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

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.

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.

Julian Clary

Julian Clary: Born To Mince

Sun 31 Mar 2019 7.30pm Storyhouse

Are you ready for some filth?

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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