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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ian Townsend

Ian Townsend Writing Surgery

Sat 10 Nov 2018 10.30am - 3.30pm Oldham Library

Award-winning playwright Ian Townsend will be on hand to help you with some one-on-one support.

Mandasue Heller

In Conversation with Mandasue Heller

Thu 15 Nov 2018 7pm Swinton Library

Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes.

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!

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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