Showing all events in May 2019

Nutcase tony williams

Tony Williams: Nutcase

Fri 3 May 2019 2pm Huyton Library

Nutcase is my debut novel and tells the story of Aidan, a lad growing up in Sheffield in the 1990s.

Read Regional Scragg Falls Cracks

What Falls Beneath The Cracks: Robert Scragg

Tue 7 May 2019 6.30pm - 8pm Bredbury Library

Meet author @robert_scragg who will be talking about his debut novel "What Falls Beneath the Cracks

Murder Mystery

Murder in the Library

Tue 7 May 2019 7pm - 8.45pm

No, not really. It's a murder mystery thing

Liz Howard

Time traveller: Author talk with Liz Howard

Wed 8 May 2019 6pm - 7.30pm Halton Lea Library

Join us to hear Runcorn author Liz Howard talk about her incredible experience of hypnotic regression, how it allowed her to travel through time.

Lindsey Davies

Lindsey Davies

Thu 9 May 2019 7pm Carlisle Library

Lindsey Davis is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. She is a recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger award.

Clare Shaw

Meet the Poet Clare Shaw

Fri 10 May 2019 3pm - 4pm Radcliffe Library

Clare Shaw poet, and author of Flood will be talking about and reading from her collection.


The Song-a-minute Man

Wed 15 May 2019 6.30pm Great Sankey

Teddy Mac, a former club singer known as The Song-a-minute Man was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. His son, Simon McDermott will share a poignant tale of vanishing family memories and a celebration of his father’s love of singing

The Other

The Other: writers workshops

Thu 16 May 2019 0.01am Email for details

Writers are paired up & read each other's work aloud often creating a distinct and engaging dynamic

Robert Scragg What Falls Between Cracks

Meet the author Robert Scragg

Thu 16 May 2019 7pm Ramsbottom Library

Robert Scragg, author of What Falls Between The Cracks will be at Ramsbottom Library. Robert Scragg writes police procedural crime fiction with an interest in the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’.

Matt Cain

Matt Cain in conversation with James Edgington

Thu 16 May 2019 7pm - 8.30pm Bolton Library

We will be welcoming the fabulously charismatic Matt Cain, who will be in conversation with James Edgington about his coming of age, feel good book, ‘The Madonna of Bolton,’ which was published last summer.

Get Creative

Adult Creative Writing Taster Session with Rob Keeley

Fri 17 May 2019 2pm - 4pm Wallasey Central Library

Local award-winning children's author Rob Keeley hosts this fun introductory Creative Writing workshop for adults at Wallasey Central Library.

Matt Cain

Matt Cain - 'The Madonna of Bolton' Book Launch and Disco

Fri 17 May 2019 8pm Manchester Central Library

The brilliant author Matt Cain will be launching the paperback of his bestselling novel 'The Madonna of Bolton' at Central Library!

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!

Simon Armitage

An Evening with Simon Armitage

Wed 29 May 2019 7pm - 8pm Manchester Central Library

Celebrated as ‘the most popular and prolific British poet of his generation’ (The Times) and ‘the first poet of serious artistic intent since Philip Larkin to have achieved popularity’ (Sean O’Brien).

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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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