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David Cross

Illustrated Art Talks with David Cross

Tue 19 Jun 2018 and 3 more Carlisle Library

Join us at Carlisle Library for a series of 4 illustrated art talks with David A.Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian with interest in biography, sculpture and the artists of Cumbria

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Swallows and Amazons

Fri 1 Jun 2018 2.15pm and 9 more Storyhouse

A new stage version by Bryony Lavery. Based on the children’s novels by Arthur Ransome

Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young at Carlisle Library

Tomorrow 6.30pm Carlisle Library

Writer of romance, suspense and crime

Juliet Greenwood

Juliet Greenwood at the Northwich Literature Festival

Tomorrow 7.30pm Sandiway Library

Spies, Heroines and Farmers’. Author of 4 historical novels, Juliet makes a welcome return to Sandiway Library. Her event last year was so successful and sparked off so much audience participation that we just knew we had to invite her back again!

Lucy Diamond

Wordfest: An Evening with Lucy Diamond

Tomorrow 7.30pm - 9pm Urmston Library

Meet author Lucy Diamond as she visits Wordfest for the first time to talk about her new novel, On a Beautiful Day.

Jenn Ashworth

Jenn Ashworth

Wed 27 Jun 2018 7pm Grange Over Sands Library

Fell is a novel about healing and hope set in Grange-over-Sands in the early 1960s. It tells two entwined stories. In 1963 Jack, his wife Netty and their young daughter Annette meet a charismatic and mysterious stranger while on a day out at the lido...

Dave Haslam

Wordfest: Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor with Dave Haslam

Wed 27 Jun 2018 7.30pm - 9pm Urmston Library

We delighted to welcome back former Hacienda resident DJ Dave Haslam as he talks about his new book Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor, a masterful insider account of the rise of Madchester and the birth of the rave era.

Burning Secrets

Burning Secrets

Thu 28 Jun 2018 7pm Ulverston Library

Foot and mouth is raging ... but is that all?

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Books and Brunch with Phaedra Patrick

Sat 30 Jun 2018 11am - 1pm Oldham Library

The bestselling author of award-winning The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper returns with a warm, poignant new novel about family, forgiveness and finding your own way to shine…

Jennifer Young Looking for Charlotte

Jennifer Young

Tue 3 Jul 2018 2pm Penrith Library

Join us to hear Jennifer speak about her work, her journey to becoming a published author and her experiences of self-publishing.

Matt Haig

An Evening With Matt Haig

Thu 5 Jul 2018 6.30pm - 8.30pm Manchester Central Library

From the no. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How to Stop Time, a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century.

Liverpool Art Books Fair

Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair

Sat 7 Jul 2018 to Sun 8 Jul 2018 Liverpool Central Library

Fair showcases unique hand-made books, notebooks and cards, bookbinding, book sculptures and everything in between.

Jenn Ashworth

Jenn Ashworth introduces Fell

Tue 10 Jul 2018 6.30pm Bramhall Library

A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 she was chosen by BBC’s The Culture Show as one of the twelve Best New British Novelists. Her third novel, The Friday Gospels, was published to resounding critical acclaim.

Ruth Sutton

Ruth Sutton: Burning Secrets at Barrow Library

Thu 19 Jul 2018 2pm Barrow Library

Foot and mouth isn't the only bad thing happening in Cumbria in 2001...

Shari Lapena

An afternoon with crime writer Shari Lapena

Mon 23 Jul 2018 1pm - 2.30pm Bolton Library

Psychological thriller writer of the phenomenal bestselling novel, ‘The Couple next door’, returns to Bolton with her exciting third novel ‘An Unwanted Guest’; a real page turner! Shari will be in conversation about her writing and her latest book.

Immortal Life

The Word on Cancer: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thu 26 Jul 2018 6pm - 7.30pm Manchester Central Library

We invite you to be part of a new book group which will focus on words about cancer from a diverse range of voices. Come together at Manchester City Library to reflect on writing which explores the impact of living with cancer on people’s lives.

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.

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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.

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.

Julian Clary

Julian Clary: Born To Mince

Sun 31 Mar 2019 7.30pm Storyhouse

Are you ready for some filth?

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