Showing all events in April 2019

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Oldham Bookmark Festival 2019

Tomorrow to Sun 28 Apr 2019 Bolton Library

Book up your diary between 23–28 April and join us for lots of fantastic fun-filled events and activities at Oldham Library for this year’s Bookmark Festival. We have a variety of adult and family events – something for everyone to enjoy.

Catherine Isaac

Catherine Isaac

Tomorrow 2pm Halewood Library

Local author Catherine Isaac began her career as a graduate trainee on the Liverpool Echo and was later appointed Editor of the Liverpool Daily Post. She wrote her first book, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave.

Murder at Grand Raj

Bookmark '19 - How to Write the Best Crime Fiction

Tomorrow 5pm - 6.30pm Oldham Library

This workshop will examine the key ingredients when writing crime fiction including opening scenes, characterisation and use of location.

Michael Ford

An Evening with M.J.Ford at Northwich Library

Tomorrow 6.30pm Northwich Library

The latest book 'Keep Her Close' has just been released, sequel to 'Hold My Hand". For those who love a thrilling page turner and following the personal lives of main characters.

Vaseem Kham Oldham

Bookmark '19 - An evening with Vaseem Khan

Tomorrow 7pm - 9pm Oldham Library

Vaseem Khan will take readers on a journey from the days of the Raj to the heart of modern India – a colourful and conflicted environment of vast new wealth and historical problems.

Anthology of tomorrow

The Anthology of Tomorrow

Wed 24 Apr 2019 6pm Manchester Central Library

Book launch with performances

Growing Pains

Bookmark '19 - An Evening with Dr Mike Shooter

Wed 24 Apr 2019 7pm - 9pm Oldham Library

The stories that children, young people and their carers have brought to Mike Shooter in his role as a consultant psychiatrist over a career spanning nearly forty years.

Catherine Mayer

Storyhouse Women Weekend 2019: Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April.

Fri 26 Apr 2019 to Sun 28 Apr 2019 Storyhouse

Storyhouse Women Weekend is a celebration of what it means to be a women or a girl in the world today, and a chance to explore and discuss topics that affect anyone who identifies as a woman or a girl.

Quizzly Bears

World Book Night Quiz

Fri 26 Apr 2019 8pm - 10pm Manchester Central Library

Celebrate World Book Night at Central Library with the ultimate book quiz! The rather brilliant Manchester based Quizzly Bears will be hosting an evening of quality quizzing with some fabulous prizes throughout the night.

John Connolly

John Connolly

Sat 27 Apr 2019 7pm Kendal Library

Author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, the Samuel Johnson trilogy, THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS and (with @JennieRidyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders.

Afternoon Tea Oldham

Bookmark '19 - Afternoon Tea with Jacqueline Ward

Sun 28 Apr 2019 2pm - 4pm

Join local author Jacqueline Ward in conversation as she hosts an afternoon tea in the beautiful Alexandra Park conservatory. Jacqueline will be answering.

Robert Scragg What Falls Between Cracks

Robert Scragg: What Falls Between the Cracks

Mon 29 Apr 2019 2pm Prescot Library

Robert Scragg had a random mix of jobs before taking the dive into crime writing. He’s been a bookseller, pizza deliverer, karate instructor and football coach.

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Amanda Brooke

Tue 30 Apr 2019 11am

Bestselling local author Amanda Brooke began developing her writing when her young son was diagnosed with cancer. Amanda has since published eight novels and will about her latest novel Don't Turn Around



Tue 30 Apr 2019 6.30pm Bolton Library

Our next Live Literature event will feature two of the most talented younger poets on the scene: Niall Campbell and @ZaffarKunial.

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