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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.

Phaedra brunch

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…

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.

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.

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.

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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