Showing all events in October 2018

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

Borderlines: Carlisle Book Festival 2018

Tomorrow 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

Burnley Literary Festival

Burnley Literary Festival

Fri 28 Sep 2018 to Mon 1 Oct 2018

Welcome to the third annual Burnley Literary Festival! 4 days of fantastic literary themed sessions at a range of venues across Burnley town centre. From books to broadcasts, comics to characters, movies to monologues, poetry to podcasts ...

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.


Making the Invincibles - An Illustrated Talk (Adlington)

Mon 1 Oct 2018 5.30pm - 6.30pm Adlington Library

Join author Michael Barrett, for an interesting presentation on the making of his bestselling graphic novel: Preston North End - The Rise of the Invincibles.

Amanda Brooke

Amanda Brooke: It's never too late

Mon 1 Oct 2018 6pm - 8pm Bebington Central Library

Amanda shares her journey to becoming a published author

Unpexpected journey

Surviving a brain injury & mental health awareness

Tue 2 Oct 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm Prenton Library

On a Saturday afternoon in 2012, Ben's life changed forever after a serious road traffic accident put him in a life-threatening situation and in an induced coma.

Matt Hilton

Matt Hilton

Tue 2 Oct 2018 & Thu 4 Oct 2018 at 3pm Kendal Library

Matt Hilton quit his career as a police officer to pursue his love of writing tight, cinematic American-style thrillers. He is the author of the high-octane Joe Hunter thriller series

National Poetry Day 2018 logo

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.

Mary Torjussen

Mary Torjussen: Suspense

Thu 4 Oct 2018 7pm - 8.30pm Wallasey Village Library

When Mary Torjussen was offered redundancy, she grabbed the chance to take time out and try to write a publishable novel.

Diane Hinds

Diane Hinds: How To Promote Your Book

Fri 5 Oct 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm Upton Library

How To Promote Your Book is a talk aimed at writers.

Common Lore

Common Lore

Fri 5 Oct 2018 6pm - 7pm Parr Library

It’s hard being young round here. Looking for a job. Trying to earn money. Wanting just to take my stake in the place that I live.


Borderlines Book Festival at Carlisle Library

Sat 6 Oct 2018 Carlisle Library

Saturday 6th October sees 3 author events being held in Carlisle Library as part of Borderlines Book Festival

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.

In Search of Mary Shelley

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Sat 6 Oct 2018 4pm

Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day ...

Lauren Child

Lauren Child in conversation

Sat 6 Oct 2018 4pm Storyhouse

Creator of many much-loved characters including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola, Lauren will explore the magic of illustration and writing and she will introduce her brand new book, Hubert Horatio.

Karen Ankers

Karen Ankers: The Crossing Place

Mon 8 Oct 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm Pensby Library

Karen Ankers is a poet, playwright and novelist, who lives on Anglesey.

Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe: Criminally Good

Mon 8 Oct 2018 6.30pm - 8pm Wallasey Central Library

Award-winning, best-selling writer Cath Staincliffe, creator of Blue Murder, author of the Scott & Bailey tie-in novels, lifts the lid on writing crime fiction.

Finding Amelia

Graham West: Finding Amelia

Wed 10 Oct 2018 11am - 12 noon Seacombe Library

Bootle author Graham West talks about his well-received first horror thriller Finding Amelia and it’s sequel A Rising Evil (Beyond The Dark Waters Book 2)

Black writers

Black Writers Conference

Sat 13 Oct 2018 Manchester Central Library

Three venues, 12 sessions including panel discussions, readings and workshops, the 2018 Black Writers Conference is for writers and publishers who identify as Black/Asian/BAME/POC.

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.

Rochdale LIF

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

Mon 15 Oct 2018 to Mon 22 Oct 2018

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.

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.

Kathryn Hughes

A lunchtime talk with author Kathryn Hughes

Tue 16 Oct 2018 1pm - 2pm Bolton Library

Meet author Kathryn Hughes who will be talking about her exciting new novel, ‘The Key’ – a powerful, twisting story that you won’t be able to put down.

Psychology of Time Travel

Kate Mascarenhas - Author Visit

Wed 17 Oct 2018 6pm - 8pm Oldham Library

Join author Kate Mascarenhas as we celebrate the release of her debut novel, The Psychology of Time Travel. Tackling many subjects from dealing with mental health, strong women and what to do when you invent time travel.

Gallows Court

The Making of a Crime Novel: Martin Edwards

Mon 22 Oct 2018 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.

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.

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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